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ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN EDINBURGH
Ex Herbario Musei Britannici
Rhododendron oreotrephes W.W.Shi. (det.Davidlan 1959)
NORTH BURMA : North Triangle (Tama Bum), Kachin State. 10,000-10,500ft. 20.6.1953.
Floors deep royal purple, a few scales on outside of corolla, not at base of tube. In Rhododendron - silver fir forest, and In thickets alongthe exposed ridge. This may be an alpine form of No. 21003, but has claims to be a distinct species. The smaller corolla of a much deeper colour, and fewer scattered scales; the shape of the loaf^re scaly, with almost black scales, and other points of contLT^T ??wted. scales mostly red-brown, even on young leaves; later ataLt
F. Kingdon-Ward* n0. 21021.