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Rhododendron taibaiense R. taiwanalpinum Til T R. taggianum

Rhododendron taibaiense

 R. taibaiense JN#11006 hos OJL, Foto: Ole Jonny Larsen
R. taibaiense JN 11006, hos Ole Jonny Larsen. Foto: Ole Jonny Larsen

R. taibaiense (Lapponica Vildtvoksende på Taibai bjerget i Centrale Shaanxi. H. Eiberg.
Flora of China
Flora of China:
Small, much-branched prostrate shrubs, 0.2–0.3 m tall; branches with dense ferruginous-black flaky scales. Petiole 0.8–1 mm, scaly; leaf blade broadly elliptic or oblong, 1–2.5 × 0.5–1 cm; base obtuse; apex rounded, mucronate; abaxial surface grayish yellow-brown, scales slightly contiguous, 2-colored, pale yellow and russet brown, nearly equal in number and intermixed; adaxial surface dark green, scales nearly contiguous, ruby red, shiny. Inflorescence 2-flowered. Pedicel ca. 0.2 cm, scaly; calyx lobes 3.5–4 mm, oblong, scales forming a dense central band, margin long-ciliate; corolla funnelform, pale purple, ca. 1.6 cm, tube 4–5 mm, throat pubescent; stamens 10, shorter than corolla, varying, filaments villous in lower part; ovary 2–3 mm, sparsely scaly; style 1.4–2 cm, longer than corolla, glabrous. Capsule ovoid, 3–4 mm, scaly. Fl. Jul–Aug, fr. Aug–Sep. Forest margins, open alpine slopes; ca. 3000 m. C Shaanxi.