⚠ Version 1 of The Plant List has been superseded.
This name is in version 1.1 of The Plant List, record tro-50060114, and has not been changed.
This name is a synonym of Rhododendron rex subsp. gratum (T.L. Ming) M.Y. Fang.
The record derives from Tropicos which reports it as a synonym (record 50060114) with original publication details: Acta Bot. Yunnan. 3(1): 118-119, pl. 2, f. 1-5 118 1981.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:898602-1.