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New article for Trees and Shrubs Online.
'Rhododendron coeloneuron' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.
Tree 4–8 m. Leaves 7.5–12 × 2.5–4 cm, oblanceolate, apex acuminate, lower surface covered with a dense two-layered indumentum, the upper layer a persistent or evanescent rufous tomentum, composed of ramiform hairs, the lower compacted, whitish and embedded in a surface film; petioles densely rufous-tomentose. Flowers 6–11, in a lax to more or less dense truss; calyx c.0.5 mm; corolla white to pale pink, with crimson flecks, campanulate, nectar pouches lacking, 20–32 mm; ovary densely reddish tomentose, with a few stalked glands below the style, style glabrous or with a few hairs at base. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)
Distribution China SE & W Sichuan, Guizhou
Habitat 1,200–2,300 m
RHS Hardiness Rating H6
Conservation status Least concern (LC)
There are apparently authentic introductions of this species from SE Sichuan. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)