sinogrande var. boreale

Rhododendron sinogrande var. boreale
Grandia section
Epithet of the var: Northern
Rounded shrub to 3m
Introduced in 1922 by Forrest from Chamatong, S.E. Tibet.
Recently collected (1966).
Distribution: S.E. Tibet, N.W. Yunnan
Differs from sinogrande itself in the leaves being shorter and narrower.
It occurs at high altitude.