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Rhododendron mesopolium, Bali. f. et Forrest, Frutex ad .5 m. altus. Rami nodulati, annotini glabre-scentes vestigiis indumenti juvenilis albidis notati et pediculis siccis glandularum facie setuliformibus sparsissime conspersi. Perulae fugitivae. Folia petiolata ad 6.5 cm. longa ; lamina oblonga vel angustissime obovata ad 6 cm. longa 2 cm. lata, ?pice rotundata vel late obtusa apiculato-mucronata, margine vix recurva, basi obtusa saepe inaequalis ; supra olivacea glabra opaca, costa media venisque primariis utrinsecus circ. 11 sulcatis ; subtus brunneo-grisea quasi punctulata indumento tenui arach-noideo praedita, venis primariis erubescentibus ; petiolus circ. 5 mm. longus ut rami indutus. Umbella 2-4-flora ; pedicelli vix 1.5 cm. longi ?occosi glandulosi glandulis longe stipitatis.^ Calyx ad 4 mm. longus ; lobi ovales o^f??s? Havido-virid?s sub- ^ membranacei recurvi glabri (margine breviter sebaceo-ciliato excepto). Corolla pallide rosea campanulata circ. 3 cm. longa glabra ; lobi rotundati emarginati. Stamina 10 inaequalia corolla paullo breviora gynaeceum subaequantia ; filamenta puberula. Discus glaber. Gynaeceum corolla paullo brevius ; ovarium pilis ascendentibus longis ramosis dense obtectum ; stylus glaber. Specie's Seriei Sanguinei. S.E. Tibet. Tsarong. Doker-la.. Forrest. 16,751. July-Aug. 1918. Points:- Puberulous stamens separate it from RH. CLOXOPHORUM as does ^ glandular pedicels. Calyx-lobes glabrous and only ciliate separate from EH. ROSEO-TIMCIUM with other characters as does glandular pedicels. Further arachnoid underleaf indumentum separates from RH. M?HOGHITOU and from RH. R0S10-?INCTUM as v/ell as other characters. . K/// Of 2^^ 57 ? V \ I 2 O o r- a o o r E Q O ISOTYPE Cotype ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN EDINBURGH E00001443 E00001443