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big sepal azalea [Rhododendron macrosepalum Maxim.]

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Explanations

Origin
This group is beginning of R. macrosepalum native to Japan.
Characteristics
Loose-branched Shrub, 1-3m. Calyx petiole and lower leaf surface have glandular hairs. Leaf surface and shoots covered with spreading villose. Inflorescense 1-5flowered. Corolla diameter 5-8cm, pedicel 1-3cm, calyx long-lanceolate, 2-3cm. Leaves deciduous, thin, narrow-elliptic to ovate, 4-7×1-3cm.
References
Gardenlife 1976,"Tsutsusi sonosyurui to saibai" SeibundoShinkousya (in Japanese)
Gardenlife 1978,"Yasei no Tsutsusi" SeibundoShinkousya (in Japanese)
Gardenlife 1979,"Nippon no Engei Tsutsusi" SeibundoShinkousya (in Japanese)
Gardenlife 1985,tsuukan205 pp.103-106 (in Japanese)
Matsuo,T 1989,"Collected Data of Plant Genetic Resources" Koudansya scientific (in Japanese)