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'Rhododendron longipes' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.
Shrub or small tree, 1-10 m; young shoots pubescent. Leaves 5-11 x 1.5-3 cm, oblanceolate, apex cuspidate, lower surface covered with a felted to compacted fawn or brownish indumentum that is intermixed with a few glands. Flowers 8-15, in a lax truss; calyx 1-2 mm; corolla pinkish to pale purple, with darker flecks, funnel-campanulate, 30-35 mm; ovary rufous-tomentose and glandular, style glabrous. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)
Distribution China Sichuan, Guizhou
Habitat 2,000-2,900 m
RHS Hardiness Rating H6
Conservation status Vulnerable (VU)
This species has only recently been introduced into cultivation. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)