Rhododendron macabeanum Watt ex I. B. Balf., Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 12: 128 1920.;
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E. Assam as per POWO;
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NE-India (Manipur) as per CoL;
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SK 3510 24 May 2022: 4 very high res. images.

Location: Eden Project, Cornwall, UK
Altitude: 60m.
Date: 03 April 2022
Habit : Cultivated
Which Rhododendron ??



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.

SO…
this is merely a suggestion/my best guess.
Rhododendron macabeanum.
Leaves are enormous.
See link

 

 


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References:
POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  IPNI  India Biodiversity Portal  Wikipedia  Botanics stories

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