Rhododendron huianum Fang

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'Rhododendron huianum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/rhododendron/rhododendron-huianum/). Accessed 2021-09-16.

Genus

Other taxa in genus

Glossary

calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.

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'Rhododendron huianum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/rhododendron/rhododendron-huianum/). Accessed 2021-09-16.

Shrub or small tree, 2-9 m; shoots soon becoming glabrous. Leaves 10-12.5 x 2-3 cm, oblanceolate, apex cuspidate to acuminate, lower surface glabrous. Flowers 6-10, borne on a 3-6cm rhachis; pedicels glabrous; calyx 5-10 mm, lobes rounded; corolla 7-lobed, pale red to purplish or lilac, open-campanulate, 35-50 mm, glabrous; stamens 12-14; ovary and style glandular. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)

Distribution  China NE Yunnan & adjacent parts of Sichuan

Habitat 1,000-2,700 m

RHS Hardiness Rating H6

Conservation status Near threatened (NT)

This species is allied to R. davidii but differs in the larger calyx. It has only recently been introduced into cultivation from seed collected in NE Yunnan. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)