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Rhododendron phaeochrysum I. B. Balfour & W. W. Smith
Yunnan: Zhongdian (Xianggelila) Xian. Sichuan-Yunnan border area. South side of Zhongdian Daxue Shan. Grazed meadows, Rhododendron thickets, limestone and shale scree slopes and outcropping ledges. 28°34'24"N, 99°48'42"E; 4280-4600 m.
Rhododendron thickets on protected side of ridge. Shrubs to ca. 2 m tall; young leaves brown on upper surface, all leaves white on lower surface; corolla white with pink tinge, upper lobe with pink spots.
D. E. Boufford, B. Bartholomew, W. Y. Chen, M. J. Donoghue, R. H. Ree, H. Sun & S. K. Wu
29175 25 July 1998
Copyright 1998 David E. Boufford   [Edit image]   [View original in new window]

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