Rhododendron kesangiae D.G. Long & Rushforth

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Large shrub or tree, 3-12 m; bark rough. Leaves (15-)20-30 x (7-)10-16 cm, broadly elliptic to obovate, apex rounded to more or less truncate and mucronate, lower surface covered with a dense white to silvery matted floccose indumentum composed of dendroid hairs; petioles terete. Flowers 7-8-lobed, 20-25, in a dense truss, pale to deep pink, with a large purple basal blotch and nectar pouches, funnel-campanulate, 30-47 mm; stamens 14-16; ovary densely glandular, with or without a sparse eglandular tomentum. Flowering April-May. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)

Distribution  Bhutan

Habitat 2,750-3,500 m

RHS Hardiness Rating H4

Conservation status Least concern (LC)


var. album D.G.Long

Flowers white.

A recently described species that is apparently quite common in C Bhutan.


var. kesangiae

Flowers rich purple.

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