Rhododendron hippophaeoides Balf.f. & W.W.Sm.
Collector/Expedition: Chungtien, Lijiang & Dali Expedition (1990)
Collection date: 29 September 1990
Country of origin: China:Yunnan Province
Collecting locality: Ge Zao district, 12 km north of Zhongdian (Chungtien) [Shangri-La City]
Latitude: 27° 56' 49'' N, Longitude: 99° 41' 55'' E
Description: Shrub to 1m; corolla colour variable pale to dark blue.
Miscellaneous notes: Most common Rhododendron at this site. Growing in wet soil.
Herbarium region: 4 (Inner China, Korea and Taiwan)