Rhododendron macabeanum Watt ex I. B. Balf., Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 12: 128 1920.;
E. Assam as per POWO;
NE-India (Manipur) as per CoL;
SK 3510 24 May 2022: 4 very high res. images.
Habit : Cultivated
I love Rhododendrons and used to grow several sp/hybrids/cultivars.
There are 1,000’s and even Rhodo experts struggle to name them/do not always agree…even when the specimen is in front of them.
I live near Glendoich where 3 generations of the Cox family collected seeds and started a nursery specialising in Rhodo’s.
Many factors come into consideration…..time of flowering/shape size of flowers /colour of buds compared to open flowers/shape, size of leaves. Inudendum etc etc etc.
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