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Rhododendron intricatum

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Authors: Franch.  

Botanical Description

Densely twiggy, usually upright, to 60cm or more tall. Leaves oblong to broadly elliptic, 6-12mm long, scaly with a greyish sheen, aromatic. Flowers tubular with the lobes spreading almost at right angles, pale lavender to dark blue (usually pale lavender in cultivation). Western China; Yunnan and Sichuan, sometimes on limestone.

a, R. calostrotum; b, R. campylogynum; c, R. flavidum; d, R. hippophaeoides; e, R. intricatum; f, R. ludlowii;