J Syst Evol ›› 2006, Vol. 44 ›› Issue (5): 604-607.DOI: 10.1360/aps050022

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Five new synonyms in the genus Rhododendron subgen. Azaleastrum (Ericaceae) from China

GAO Lian-Ming*, LI De-Zhu   

  1. (Key Laboratory of Plant Biodiversity and Biogeography,Kunming Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650204, China)gaolm@mail.kib.ac.cn
  • Received:2005-02-22 Published:2006-09-07

Abstract: Four species and one variety in the genus Rhododendron subgen. Azaleastrum, namely R. kailiense Fang & M. Y. He and R. linearicupulare Tam, R. latoucheae Franch., R. esquirolii Lévl., and R.championae Hook. var. ovatifolium Tam are reduced to synonyms.

Key words: Rhododendron, Rhododendron subgen. Azaleastrum, new synonymy