Rhododendron formosum Wall. var. inaequale C. B. Clarke, J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India 3:473. 1882 “inaequalis” (syn: (≡) Rhododendron inaequale (C. B. Clarke) Hutch.);

Rhododendron sp. for ID : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments(1).
Location : Phawngpui (ca.2,000 m.), Mizoram. Date : 12-04-2012.
Habit : A small tree or shrub. Habitat : Wild

It is most likely R. formosum var. inaequale.


MS, April, 2023/02 Plant for id.: 4 images.
Location : Hmuifang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,470 m
Date : 04-04-2023
Habit : Epiphytic shrub or climber ?
Habitat : Wild

Azalea sp. ??

Can it be Rhododendron formosum var. inaequale:

Experts may kindly confirm or otherwise pl.

Looks matching to Rhododendron inaequale (C.B.Clarke) Hutch.

Your identification is correct. It is Rhododendron formosum Wallich var. inaequale (Hutchinson) Cullen. It is a straggling shrub, often epiphytic. Flowers white with yellow blotch, very sweet scented.
Distributed in N.E.India: Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram.



GRIN  The Plant List Ver.1.1 (Unresolved)  Rhododendron formosum Wall var. inaequale C.B.Clarke (specimen)  India Biodiversity Portal