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subsp. papillatum D.F.Chamb.

Leaves 2.2-2.6(-3.2)x as long as broad, lower epidermis glaucous, papillate, with conspicuous stalked glands.

Distribution China (S Tibet).

Awards AGM 1994, to a clone ‘Seinghku’.

Subsp. papillatum apparently intergrades with R. chamaethomsonii in S Tibet. R. Forrestii Diels var. tumescens Cowan & Davidian is one of the intermediate forms.


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