Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Rhododendron orthocladum Balf.f. & Forrest var.  orthocladum 

Region:Sichuan; Garze Tibetan Autonomous Pref.; Daocheng Xian
Gazetteer:Dao Cheng on road S216, km-stone 66.
Coordinates: 28.7561 N, 100.2719 E  Alt: 3901m 

Shrub 50 cm tall, spreading 50 cm. Flowers pale purple. Stigma and style dark pink. Filaments dark pink at base, pale purple at apex. Anthers orange-brown.
Rocky, SW-facing bank, 30 slope. With Quercus, Rhododendron, Morina, Cotoneaster, Potentilla.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online Rhododendron Subgenus Rhododendron, Section Rhododendron, Subsection Lapponica. Leaves with peltate scales on both surfaces. Scales pale adaxially, golden to brown abaxially. Style without scales. Calyx red, lobes minute with ciliate margin and scales. Corolla with spreading lobes.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2252               5 August 2010

morphological details

flower flower calyx calyx corolla tube corolla tube

androecium, gynoecium androecium, gynoecium

stigmas stigmas

ovary ovary

ovary ovary abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface
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Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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