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Rhododendron purdomii-Maculifera R. ef Til M R. fø

Rhododendron purdomii-Maculifera

 R. purdomii-Maculifera, photo: H. Eiberg
R. purdomii-Maculifera. Foto: H. Eiberg

 R. purdomii-Maculifera. photo: H. Eiberg

"R.purdomii-Maculifera" flowers and new growth with bristles, HE. Foto: Hans Eiberg
 R. purdomii-Maculifera. Foto: H. Eiberg
R. purdomii-Maculifera. Foto: H. Eiberg


This form of "R. purdomii-Maculifera" have ciliate margins and the midrib underneath and the stems have long bristles. 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 H. Eiberg

The R. purdomii-Taliensia 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