Rhododendron latoucheae Franch., Bull. Soc. Bot. France 46: 210–211 1899. (syn: Azalea elliptica Kuntze; Rhododendron ellipticum Maxim.; Rhododendron ellipticum var. leptosanthum (Hayata) S.S.Ying; Rhododendron ellipticum var. tanakae (Hayata) S.S.Ying; Rhododendron latoucheae var. ionanthum (W.P.Fang) G.Z.Li; Rhododendron leiopodum Hayata; Rhododendron leptanthum Hayata; Rhododendron leptosanthum Hayata; Rhododendron tanakae Hayata; Rhododendron wilsoniae Hemsl. & E.H.Wilson; Rhododendron wilsoniae var. ionanthum W.P.Fang);
S. China, Nansei-shoto to Taiwan: China South-Central, China Southeast, Nansei-shoto, Taiwan as per POWO;

Rhododendron latoucheae subsection choniastrum from UCBG-GS28082021-6: 2 images.

Rhododendron latoucheae Franch. subsection choniastrum
Mainly distributed in southern and southwestern mainland China.
It has been historically used as a traditional folk medicine.
Photographed from University of California Botanical Garden, 22-4-2019.




References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  Tropicos  IPNI  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of China

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