Rhododendron hooglandii Sleumer

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Shrub to 2.5 m, terrestrial or epiphytic; young stems densely set with golden brown, stalked scales, warty and rough to the touch. Leaves 3-5.5 x 0.2-0.6 cm, linear, the apex subacute to obtuse, the margin very strongly revolute, the base narrowly tapering; the upper surface densely covered with golden brown scales initially, becoming glabrescent but remaining scabrous with the persistent scale bases, midrib impressed, lateral veins obscure; lower surface with the midrib prominently raised, lateral veins obscure, the surface covered in the rather persistent stellate scales. Flowers 1-2 per umbel, horizontal or semi-erect; calyx a densely scaly, 5-lobed disc; corolla pinkish red or cream, cylindrical, 2.8-3.5 x 1.2-1.6 cm, densely golden brown-scaly outside; stamens 10, held on the upper side of the mouth of the flower; ovary densely scaly, the style mostly glabrous but with just a few scales at the base. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)

Distribution  Indonesia Irian Jaya Papua New Guinea

Habitat 3,000-3,400 m

RHS Hardiness Rating H2

Conservation status Data deficient (DD)

An odd looking but attractive plant now doubtfully still in cultivation. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)