Rhododendron exasperatum Tagg
syntype of Rhododendron exasperatum Tagg
Collector/Expedition: Kingdon-Ward, Francis
Collection date: 30 May 1928
Collecting locality: Delei Valley
Habitat: growing on the open ridge and on its flanks in dense thickets of mixed Rhododendron in the lower Abies forest.
Description: The flowers are practically over, in colour a ruddy brick red, but with some orange in it. Calyx and pedicel red, glabrous. Filamnets also blabrous, reddened towards the base, the anthers dark chocolate. Ovary covered with colourless glandular hairs, the style glabrous
Miscellaneous notes: The species recalls a large leafed Barbatum collected in the Tsangpo gorge, Tibet in 1924, and another collected in the Seinghku Valley, Burma in 1926. Meither of these were in flower and both of them had larger leaves than any specimen on No.8250 yet seen.
Herbarium region: 5 (South Asia)