Acta Horticulturae Sinica ›› 2022, Vol. 49 ›› Issue (S2): 245-246.doi: 10.16420/j.issn.0513-353x.2022-0371

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A New Rhododendron Cultivar‘Liuguang Yicai’

TIAN Xiaoling1 and MA Yongpeng2,*   

  1. 1Guiyang Institute of Humanities and Technology,Guiyang 550025,China;2Yunnan Key Laboratory for Integrative Conservation of Plant Species with Extremely Small Populations,Kuming Botanical Garden,Kunming Institute of Botany,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Kunming 650201,China
  • Online:2022-11-26 Published:2022-12-07

Abstract: ‘Liuguang Yicai’is a new cultivar selected from the hybrids between Rhododendron decorum Franch and R. delavayi Franch,which blooms from April to May. The corolla is broadly bell shaped,funnelform,red purple,fragrant,with 6–7 corolla lobes. There are red spots above 1/3 of the corolla tube to the corolla lobes. The adaptability of the new cultivar is strong and suitable for application in landscaping in southwest China.

Key words: Rododendron, hybridization, cultivar

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