Rhododendron horlickianum Davidian

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'Rhododendron horlickianum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/rhododendron/rhododendron-horlickianum/). Accessed 2021-05-18.

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Other taxa in genus

Glossary

acuminate
Narrowing gradually to a point.
corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.

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'Rhododendron horlickianum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/rhododendron/rhododendron-horlickianum/). Accessed 2021-05-18.

Epiphytic or free-growing shrub, to 3 m; young shoots setose. Leaves 8.5-10 x c.3 cm, narrowly elliptic, apex long-acuminate, margin ciliate, upper surface with midrib impressed, lower surface covered with lax dark scales. Flowers 2-3, in a lax terminal inflorescence; calyx more or less disc-like, fringed with setae; corolla white flushed pink, with a yellow blotch inside, funnel-campanulate, 60-70 mm, outer surface pubescent, especially on tube, scaly, more densely so on lobes; stamens 10; ovary densely scaly, tapering into the scaly style. Flowering April. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)

Distribution  Myanmar N

Habitat 1,200-2,150 m

RHS Hardiness Rating H2

Conservation status Data deficient (DD)

A distinctive species on account of its hairy corolla and long-acuminate leaves. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)