Rhododendron albertsenianum Forrest

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indumentum
A covering of hairs or scales.

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Shrub, 1-2 m. Leaves 8.5-9.5 x c.2.2 cm, narrowly elliptic, lower surface with a continuous two-layered indumentum, the upper layer light brown, tomentose, composed of ramiform hairs, the lower felted and more or less compacted. Flowers 5-6, in a loose truss; calyx cupular, 3-4 mm; corolla bright crimson-rose, tubular-campanulate, with nectar pouches, c.30 mm; ovary densely tomentose, tapering into the glabrous style. Flowering April. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)

Distribution  China NW Yunnan

Habitat c.3,000 m

RHS Hardiness Rating H5

Conservation status Vulnerable (VU)

This species, which has affinities with R. sperabile, has only been collected once. It may be distinguished from its immediate allies by the two-layered leaf indumentum. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)

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