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'Rhododendron eurysiphon' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.
Dwarf shrub, 1-1.8 m; bark rough; young shoots minutely stalked-glandular. Leaves 3.5-5.5 x 1.8-2.1 cm, elliptic to oblanceolate, base rounded, upper and lower surfaces glabrous, lower epidermis glaucous but not papillate; petioles glabrous or stalked-glandular at maturity. Flowers solitary or up to 3, in a lax truss; calyx c.3 mm; corolla creamy white flushed pale rose, with conspicuous flecks, campanulate, with nectar pouches, 30-40 mm; ovary and most of style densely stalked-glandular. Flowering May. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)
Distribution China SE Tibet
Habitat 4,000 m
RHS Hardiness Rating H5
Conservation status Endangered (EN)
This is a rare species, both in the wild and in cultivation, that may prove to be a hybrid of R. stewartianum. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)