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Rhododendron rubiginosum Franchet
Determined by: D. F. Chamberlain, Mar 2009; Y. Y. Gen, 3 Mar 2009
FOC
Gansu: Wen Xian. Motianling Shan, Baishui Jiang Nature Reserve, W of the city of Wenxian, Qiujiaba, ravine along NW branch of Baima He. Mixed deciduous forest of Acer spp., Corylus thibetica, Prunus spp., Betula, Tilia, Tetracentron, Picea, Rhododendron (tree), Aria, occasional Picea and Pterocarya; with dense herbaceous groundcover. 32°55'21"N, 104°19'18"E; 2320-2725 m.
Slopes, ledges and rocky areas in forest. Shrub ca. 6 m tall; corolla purple, upper lobe pale purple in center and with yellow spots along margin with adjacent lobes.
David E. Boufford, with Yu JIA (bryophytes)
37741 19 May 2007
 
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