Rhododendron henanense ssp. lingbaoense
Rhododendron henanense ssp. lingbaoense ("purdomii" Maculifera")
R. henanense ssp. lingbaoense (purdomii). Foto: H. Eiberg
R. henanense ssp. lingbaoense "purdomii-Maculifera" flowers and new growth with bristles, HE. Foto: Hans Eiberg
R. henanense ssp. lingbaoense "purdomii-Maculifera". Foto: H. Eiberg
This form of "R. purdomii-Maculifera" now clled R. henanense ssp. lingbaoense
have ciliate margins and the midrib underneath and the stems have long bristles.
(as a young plant) I have seen these plants marked R. purdomii in
Gotheborg and in Genova Botanical Gardens. To me it looks like a very close
relationships to R. pachytricum. Also K. Cox could see the relationship to
R. marculiferum (Encyclopedia p 58).
What about to call it "R. taibeiense" or R. pachytricum ssp/var. taibeiense ** 1998.
** Now a Laponica found in this area have got this name 2007.
R. henanense ssp. lingbaoense is described in 1983 by W.P. Fang
The R. purdomii (Taliensia/Ponticum/?) species is a slow growing, creeping (some clone) species
without hair and bristles.
Collected from Taibai Shan in China. ARS 461/1995 (from Xian Botanical Garden ->
Holden Arboreum -> ARS). As a seed plant it looked like R. aureum, which is located
in Pontica subsection. R. purdomii, Taliensia
Flora of China:
R. henanense, PE herbarium type specimens