Rhododendron rubiginosum

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Rhododendron rubiginosum
Rhododendron rubiginosum - University of Copenhagen Botanical Garden - DSC07619.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Rhododendron
Species: R. rubiginosum
Binomial name
Rhododendron rubiginosum

Rhododendron rubiginosum (红棕杜鹃) is a rhododendron species native to Myanmar, and Sichuan, Xizang, and Yunnan in China, where it grows at altitudes of 2800–3600 meters. It is a shrub that grows to 1–3 m in height, with leaves that are elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate or oblong-ovate, 3.5–8 by 1.3–3.5 cm in size. Flowers are pink, red, or pale purple.


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