Rhododendron leptothrium

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Rhododendron leptothrium
Rhododendron leptothrium - Kunming Botanical Garden - DSC02831.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Rhododendron
Species: R. leptothrium
Binomial name
Rhododendron leptothrium
Balf. f. & Forrest

Rhododendron leptothrium (薄叶马银花) is a rhododendron species native to Myanmar and southwestern Sichuan, southeastern Xizang, and western Yunnan, China, where it grows at altitudes of 1700–3200 meters. It is a shrub or small tree that grows to 3–4 m in height, with leaves that are lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, 4–12 by 1.8–3.5 cm in size. Flowers are pale rose to magenta-purple.

Synonyms[edit]

  • Rhododendron australe Balf. f. & Forrest

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