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Rhododendron  calostrotum Balf.f. & Kingdon-Ward   
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FamilyERICACEAE
Genus species var.Rhododendron  calostrotum Balf.f. & Kingdon-Ward 
SynonymsRhododendron kingdonii Merrill
 Rhododendron riparium Kingdon-Ward
 Rhododendron rivulare Kingdon-Ward
Territory ChinaIndian SubcontinentIndo-ChinaChina South-Central, (Yunnan)TibetIndiaMyanmar
thickets
Altitude3400-4800m
Description leaves grey-green, obovate-elliptic, to 3cm long, flowers 1-2, subcrateriform, 3cm across
Size30-50cm
Colorpink, pinkish red
Bloomspring
Ca-
Typeshrub
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, semi-shade
Propagationseed in spring, uncovered, germ. 3-6 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer and fall; layering in spring
BibliographyFlora of China www.eFloras.org
Tropicos www.tropicos.org
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