R. facetum Forrest 15917

Marc Colombel



subgenus Hymenanthes
section Ponticum
subsection Parishia

 
Main features of the subsection :

Shrubs or small trees, 2-10m. Leaves elliptic to broadly obovate, lower surface glabrescent or with a thin tomentum composed of stellate hairs and sometimes also a few stalked glands, that persits, especially around the midrib. Inflorescence lax, 5-15-flowered. Calyx usually small (though to 17mm and cupular in R. schistocalyx).
Corolla 5-lobed, fleshy, deep red, tubular- to funnel-campanulate, with nectar pouches. Stamens 10. Ovary densely tomentose, usually also with stalked glands ; style glabrous.
 

Rhododendron elliotti
Rhododendron facetum
Rhododendron flavoflorum
Rhododendron huidongense
Rhododendron kyawii
Rhododendron parishii
Rhododendron schistocalyx
Rhododendron urophyllum



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