Rhododendron uvariifolium

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Rhododendron uvariifolium
Rhododendron uvarifolium - University of Copenhagen Botanical Garden - DSC07558.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Rhododendron
Species: R. uvariifolium
Binomial name
Rhododendron uvariifolium

Rhododendron uvariifolium (紫玉盘杜鹃) is a rhododendron species native to southwestern Sichuan, southeastern Xizang, and northwestern Yunnan in China, where it grows at altitudes of 2100–4000 meters. It is a shrub or tree that grows to 2–10 m in height, with leathery leaves that are oblanceolate to oblong-oblanceolate or obovate, 11–24 by 3.5–6.5 cm in size. Flowers are white, pink, or rose, with crimson basal blotch and purple spots.


  • Rhododendron dendritrichum Balf. f. & Forrest
  • Rhododendron monbeigii Rehder & E.H. Wilson
  • Rhododendron niphargum Balf. f. & Kingdon-Ward
  • Rhododendron uvariifolium var. griseum Cowan