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Rhododendron katsumatae (Menziesia katsumatae) R. keiskei Til K R. kasoense

Rhododendron katsumatae (Menziesia katsumatae)

 R. katsumatae, Foto:
Rhododendron katsumatae. Foto: Unknown

 R. katsumatae, Foto:
Rhododendron katsumatae. Foto: Unknown


R. katsumatae (Menzesia section)
Two species of Menziesia, M. katsumatae and M. yakushimensis, are described as new to science. The former is characterized by having a long axis of the inflorescence with 15-20 bracts while the other species has a short axis with about ten bracts. M. katsumatae is restricted to the Hakusan range extending northward to Mt. H÷datsuzan in the Noto Peninsula. M. yakushimensis has been considered as M. purpurea Maxim. in Kyushu, but it is clearly distinguishable from the latter by the color and shape of the corolla and the presence of fasciculate glandular hairs at the base of the corolla lobes. It is endemic to the higher altitudes of Yaku-shima Island, Kagoshima Prefecture. Modtaget af Ole Jonny Larsen


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