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A deciduous shrub of erect habit, 6 to 10 ft high; branchlets woolly, outer bark splitting and becoming detached the second season. Leaves in pairs, ovate, sometimes inclined to oblong, 3⁄4 to 11⁄2 in. long, 1⁄4 to 3⁄8 in. wide, rounded or slightly heart-shaped at the base, bluntish or broad-pointed at the apex, dull green and sparsely downy above, grey-woolly beneath; stalk 1⁄16 in. long. Flowers produced towards the end of June, pendulous, in pairs from the leaf-axils of the young shoots, white with a pinkish tinge. Corolla about 1⁄2 in. long, downy; calyx-lobes ovate, very short, pink-tipped; style as long as the corolla-tube. Berries blue-black. Bot. Mag., t. 6486.
Native of Sikkim; introduced by Sir Joseph Hooker in 1849. This species has some affinity with and resemblance to L. rupicola, but is more erect; the leaves are in pairs, the style is longer, the calyx-lobes shorter, and the fruits black. The long style and black fruits also serve to distinguish this species from L. thibetica.