Rhododendron polycladum

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Rhododendron polycladum
Rhododendron polycladum - University of Copenhagen Botanical Garden - DSC07555.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Rhododendron
Species: R. polycladum
Binomial name
Rhododendron polycladum

Rhododendron polycladum (多枝杜鹃) is a rhododendron species native to central and northwestern Yunnan in China, where it grows at altitudes of 3000–4300 meters. It is a shrub that grows to 1.2 m in height, with leaves that are narrowly elliptic, elliptic, oblong, or lanceolate, 0.6–1.5 by 0.2–0.4 cm in size. Flowers are lavender to purple-blue.


  • Rhododendron compactum Hutch.
  • Rhododendron scintillans Balf. f. & W.W. Sm.