Family: Ericaceae
Rhododendron hippophaeoides Balf.f. & W.W.Sm.
Collector/Expedition: Kunming, Edinburgh, Gothenburg Expedition (1993)
Collection number: 255
Collection date: 26 May 1993
Country of origin: China:Yunnan Province:Diqing Prefecture
Collecting locality: Zhongdian-Geza road, 18km north of Zhongdian [Shangri-la City]
Latitude: 27° 57' 29'' N, Longitude: 99° 42' 7'' E
Habitat: scrub on grassy banks of streams
Description: Shrub to 1.5m. two forms: smaller paler corollas; larger dark lavender corollas
Barcode: E00740408
Herbarium region: 4 (Inner China, Korea and Taiwan)