Rhododendron mariesii Hemsl. & E.H.Wilson

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Shrub or small tree, 1-3 m; young shoots covered at first with adpressed yellowish hairs, later glabrescent. Leaves in whorls of up to three, at the ends of the branches, 3-7.5 x 2-4.5 cm, ovate-lanceolate, apex acute, lower surface glabrescent; petioles glabrous. Pedicels villose. Flowers 1-2 per inflorescence, appearing before the leaves; calyx minute; corolla rose-purple, upper lobe with flecks, funnelform, 25-30 mm; stamens 10; ovary yellowish grey-villose, style glabrous. Flowering April-May. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)

Distribution  China C, S & E Taiwan (China)

Habitat 200-1,300 m

RHS Hardiness Rating H3

Conservation status Least concern (LC)

Closely allied to R. farrerae (q.v.). Royal Horticultural Society (1997)