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R dilatatum Miq.

Synonyms
R. reticulatum f. pentandrum Wils

Leaves soon glabrous on both surfaces, hence distinguishable from the common form of R. reticulatum even when out of flower. Stamens five only. Ovary glandular, not hairy; style glabrous. Bot. Mag., t. 7681. Native of Japan; introduced by Messrs Veitch in 1883. Although it is very similar to R. reticulatum (wadanum) in general appearance, the distinctive characters given above appear to be well correlated and together make it more than just a five-stamened form of that species. It has the same garden value.

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