China (NE Yunnan)
Shrub, 1.5-2.5m. Leaves elliptic, thick and coriaceous, 3-6 x 1.1-2.2cm, c.3 x as long as broad, apex acute, base cuneate, margin strongly recurved, not undulate, glabrous when mature, with red punctate hair bases overlying the veins beneath; petioles 0.5-lcm, papillate. Inflorescence 6—12-flowered, dense; rhachis c.5mm; pedicels 20—30mm, sparsely hairy and stipitate-glandular. Calyx c.lmm, sparsely hairy, glandular-ciliate. Corolla open-campanulate, lacking nectar pouches, glabrous within, white to pale rose, with purple flecks, 28-35mm. Ovary and style glandular throughout. Capsule 18-20 x c.8mm.
Catalog Number: US 2971944
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): -. McLeren
Locality: So. Shuich Mt. summit., Yunnan, China, Asia-Temperate
- Isotype: Cowan, J. M. 1949. Roy. Hort. Soc. Rhododendron Year Book. 3: 42.
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Rhododendron aberconwayi
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Rhododendron aberconwayi
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Rhododendron aberconwayi (碟花杜鹃) is a rhododendron species native to north-central Yunnan, China, where it grows at altitudes of 2200–2500 meters. It is a shrub that grows to 1.5–2.5 m in height, with leatherly leaves that are oblong-elliptic to broadly lanceolate, 2.5–5 by 1–1.8 cm in size. Flowers are predominantly white.
- None recorded.
- "Rhododendron aberconwayi", Cowan, Roy. Hort. Soc. Rhododendron Year Book. 1948: 42. 1948.
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