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i(e) himertum comb. nov. Rh. himertum Balf. f. et Forrest in Notes R.B.G. Edin. xiii (1920), 48. Rh, nebrites Balf. f. et Forrest in Notes R.B.G. Edin. xiii (1920), 53. Rh. himertum Balf. f. et Forrest subspecies nebrites in The Species of Rhododendron (1930), 553. Rh. poliopeplum Bali. f. et Forrest in Notes R.B.G. Edin. xiii (1920), 56. Rh. himertum Balf. f. et Forrest subspecies poliopeplum in The Species of Rhododendron (1930), (yff 6 7 8 9 10 copyright reserved ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN EDINBURGH ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN EDINBURGH E00001436 Cotype ISOTYPE of ............ Rhododendron himertum, Bait. f. et Forrest. ^ TuZZm , ycin(/iz^j^8 Fnitex parvus. Rami nodulati vestigiis indumenti tenuis floccosi adpressis griseis notati. Ferulae fugitivae. Folia petiolata ad 6 cm. longa ; lamina coriacea anguste obovalis vel subovalis saepe curvata ad 5.5 cm. longa 2 cm. lata obtusa breviter apiculatim mucronata, margine paullo recurva, deorsum subattenuata, basi obtusa plerumque obliqua ; ' supra olivacea, adulta glabra ; subtus albida subtiliter roseo-suffusa (costa media elevata rubescente, venis primar??s circ. 8-10 basim versus paullo elevatis et rubescentibus sursum occultis) indumento bistrato albido alveolato obtecta pilis rosulatis strati superi laxi longiramosis plus minusve detersilibus inferi breviramosis ; petiolus circ. 5 mm. longus ut rami vestitus. Umbella plerumque 4-flora ; pedicelli ad 1.5 cm. longi dense floccoso-tomentosi eglandiilosi. Calyx ad 4 cm. longus lanato-tomentosus ; lobi semilunati virides circ. 2 cm. longi floccoso-ciliati. Corolla campanulata vix 3 cm. longa lutea 5-loba ; lobi rotundati emarginati. Stamina 10 inaequalia corolla et gynaeceo multo breviora ; filamenta glabra. Discus glaber. Gynaeceum corolla paullo brevius ; ovarium dense floccoso-tomentosum eglandu-losum ; stylus glaber. Species Seriei Sanguinei. S.E. Tibet. Tsarong. Forrest. 16,728. July 1918. Points:- Small obovate leaves erubescent below^ u?der indumentum bistrate rosulate upper stratum detersile; pedicels floccose not glandular, small flowers, calyx lanately tomentoso lobes semi- lunate green and ciliate. Stamens very short. Ovary floccose-ciliate eglandular. RH. CLOIOPHORUM which it is like has membranous calyx sparingly floccose-ciliate and red corolla, aLsjo poroiot^'^'^pei'ulfte.^ E00001436
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