Rhododendron wardii W.W.Sm.
  • Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 8: 205 (1914)


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2023): Rhododendron wardii W.W.Sm. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001048301. Accessed on: 27 Jan 2023'

General Information

Shrubs ca. 3 m tall; old branches grayish white, bark sometimes flaking; young shoots greenish, glabrous. Petiole slender, furrowed above, 20–30 mm, glabrous; leaf blade leathery, narrowly ovate to oblong-elliptic or broadly ovate-elliptic, 5–8 × 3–4.5 cm; base subcordate; apex obtuse, apiculate; abaxial surface greenish or grayish green; adaxial surface deep green, midrib raised abaxially, flat or slightly concave adaxially; lateral veins 9–13-paired, inconspicuous on both surfaces. Inflorescence racemose-umbellate, 5–8(–14)-flowered; rachis 5–15 mm, with short glandular hairs. Pedicel 2–4 cm, usually sparsely glandular; calyx membranous, lobes 5, 5–8(–12) × 3–5 mm, unequal, ovate or ovate-elliptic, margin densely glandular; corolla cup-shaped, bright yellow or pure white, 3–4 × 4–5 cm; lobes 5, suborbicular, ca. 1.5 cm, apex emarginate; stamens 10, unequal, 1–1.8 cm, filaments glabrous; anthers ovate, yellow, ca. 2 mm; ovary cone-shaped, ca. 5 mm, densely glandular; style 1.5–2 cm, usually glandular, stigma capitate. Capsule cylindric, slightly curved, 20–25 × ca. 7 mm, glandular-hairy, calyx usually persistent, leaflike at maturity. Fl. Jun–Jul, fr. Aug–Sep.

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    Morphology

    Shrub or small tree, 0.6–8m; young shoots glandular to glabrous. Leaves narrowly obovate to broadly ovate, 6–11 x 2.3–6cm, 1.5–2.5 x as long as broad, apex rounded, acuminate, base cordate, upper and lower surfaces glabrous, glaucous or green below; petioles 1–3.5cm, glabrous or stipitate–glandular. Inflorescence 5–10(– 15)–flowered; rhachis c.5mm; pedicels 1.5 –5cm, glandular. Calyx 5–15mm, when wel1–developed ± cupular, lobes rounded, glandular–ciliate. Corolla saucer–shaped, white to sulphur yellow, with or without a purple basal blotch, 25–40mm. Ovary stipitate–glandular; style glandular to tip. Capsule 20–25 x 5–10mm, straight or curved.

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