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Rhododendron cardiobasis subserie orbiculare, Bh. orbiculari Decne proximum, a quo foliis maioribus subovato-orbicularibus basi haud auriculatis, rhachi pediceUisque glaberrimis, stylo denique per totam longitudinem imprimis apicem versus dense glandulis substipitatis recedit. Arbor parva circ. 3 m alta vel paullo altior, trunco 10 12 cm diam., ramis robustis glabris laxe foliatis; folia magna elliptico-vel suborbiculari-ovata, manifeste petiolata (petiolo glabro valde crasso et rigido circ. 3?4,5 cm longo et i 3 mm diam.), ?pice sub-rotundata haud vel vix mucronulato-emarginata, basi manifeste vel interdum parum tantum cordata (haud imbricato-auriculata, inter-dum fere subrotundata), rigide subcoriacea, glabra, supra in statu sicco olivaceo-castanea, subtus pallidiora diluteque brunnea, 8 12 cm longa, 5,5?9 cm lata, plerumque in tertio inferiore latissima, subtus laxe minimeque punctulata, costa supra plana subtus valde ele vata at que versus laminae basin parum dilatata, apicem versus autem angustissima, nervis utroque latere 7?8 (9) utrinque parum visibilibus, venis i obscuris ; inflorescentia terminalis corymbosa laxe 6?7-flora ; rhachis crassa glaberrima 2?3 (5) cm longa ; pedicelli valde incrassati subrigidi glaberrimi, sub anthesi 3?4 cm longi; calyx parvus sub-carnosus bre viter 5-lobatus, lo bis ipsis late deltoideis subobtusis circ. 2 mm longis, margine tantum laxissime glandulis substipitatis praeditis ceterum sicut calycis basis glabris; corolla late infundi-buliformi-campanulata, extus intusque glabra et elepidota, 7-loba, circ. 5,5 cm longa, tubo 3,5\?m longo, lobis ?pice rotundatis, patulis, -j- 2 cm longis usque ad 1,8 cm latissimis; stamina 14 inaequalia, 17?2,7 cm longa, filamentis glabris infima basi parum dilatatis, antheris oblongis ? 2,5 mm longis ; ovarium conicum dense glandulis subsesjsilibus in statu sicco flavidis obtectum ; stylus circ_^^cm l(^gus corolla haud exsertus, ubique imprimis apicem versus ? dense glanduhs substipitatis ornatus; stigma capitato-discoideum magnum. S?d-China : Prov. Kwangsi, Yao Shan, Ku chen, fl. 11. Mai 1929 (S. S. Sin n. 8979, Typus in Herb. Berlin und Sun Yat Sen-Uni-versity-Kanton). Ex Museo bot?nico Berolinensi. (Zw-?Xw^ \'.* V?. O - Ol I y?o? yk I a o o I i w w ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN EDINBURGH I ? o o ISOTYPE Of t:OOOOl367 E00001367
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