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Rhododendron bicolor

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Rhododendron bicolor G. Don, Gen. Hist. 3: 847. 1834
A shrub 3 m. tall or less, with irregularly branched stems and minutely pubescent and more or less strigose twigs; leaf-blades oblong to obovate or oblong-obovate, 3-10 cm. long, thick and firm in age, acute or abruptly gland-tipped, strigose on or near the veins beneath or glabrous, except the margins, short-petioled ; flower-clusters expanding before or with the leaves; pedicels strigose or hirsute-strigose ; calyx-lobes ovate to half-orbicular, copiously ciliate; corolla pink or white, or purplish, 2.5-3.5 cm. long, the tube gradually dilated above the middle, pilose or strigose, and sometimes sparingly glandular, the lobes rather broad, abruptly pointed; anthers 2.5-3 mm. long; capsules oblong, linearoblong, or somewhat narrowed upward, strigose or hirsute-strigose.
Typb locality: Virginia.
Distribution: Maine to Illinois, Florida, and Texas.
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John Kunkel Small, NathanieI Lord Britton, Per Axel Rydberg, LeRoy Abrams. 1914. ERICALES, CLETHRACEAE, LENNOACEAE, PTROLACEAE, MONOTROPACEAE, ERICACEAE, UVA-URSI. North American flora. vol 29(1). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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