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Rhododendron mitriforme R. molle Til M R. minus f.smokianum

Rhododendron mitriforme

 R. mitriforme. Foto: H. Eiberg
R. mitriforme JN#12376 RSBG#334sd2013. Foto: H. Eiberg

 R. mitriforme. Foto: H. Eiberg
R. mitriforme JN#12376 RSBG#334sd2013. Foto: H. Eiberg


R. mitriforme (Azaleastrum) Nyintroduceret art af Jens Nielsen, som er tæt beslægtet med R. ovatum. Har overvintret udendørs vinteren 2016-17 uden skader (HE)
This is a compact growing species with small and shiny, rounded leaves and masses of small but showy, flat flowers (late spring) ranging in color from white to pale pink or deep rose, often with purple spots. Bright reddish-purple new growth on this incredibly widespread and variable species. Much hardier than would be expected based upon its native range in southern China. These are grown from seed collected in the wild. Similar in the garden to its close relative ovatum, differing in botanical details. Steve Hootman

Flora of China
Chapter Bretonne
RSBG
Pedicel glabrous. var. mitriforme
Pedicel glandular-setulose. var. setaceum

Flora of China: Shrubs or small trees, up to 7 m tall; young shoots purple or purplish, subglabrous. Petiole stout, 6–13 mm, gray-blue when dried, subglabrous; leaf blade elliptic-oblong, rarely obovate-oblong, 4–10 × 2–3 cm; base broadly cuneate or subrounded; margin entire; apex acuminate or obliquely caudate-acute. Inflorescence 1-flowered. Pedicel 1–1.7 cm, glabrous or with gland-tipped bristles; calyx persistent, large, enclosing capsule; lobes obovate-elliptic or ovate, ca. 10 × 8 mm or ca. 5 mm, glabrous; apex obtuse; corolla rotate, white flushed with red or purple, sometimes with dark purple flecks on lobes, 2–2.5 cm; lobes 5, ovate-elliptic or obovate, 1.3–1.7 cm wide, glabrous or pubescent near base within; stamens 5, unequal, 2–2.5 cm, shorter than to as long as corolla, filaments white-puberulent in lower half; ovary conical to conical-ovoid, ca. 3–3.5 mm, shortly glandular setose; style 3–4 cm, exserted, glabrous. Capsule ovoid, ca. 9 × 8 mm, with dark brown flecks and glandular hairs; style persistent, ca. 4 cm. Fl. Apr–May, fr. Sep–Oct. Dense forests, forest margins, slopes, valleys; 500–1600 m. W Guangdong, E Guangxi, SW Hunan Dense forests, forest margins, slopes, valleys; 500–1600 m. W Guangdong, E Guangxi, SW Hunan