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Shrub, 2-3 m; young shoots densely glandular-setose. Leaves coriaceous, 7-10.5 × 2.4-3 cm, ovate to lanceolate or elliptic, apex acuminate, lower surface setose and sparsely evanescent-tomentose. Flowers 6-8, in a lax truss; calyx c.7 mm; corolla pale pink or white, with purple flecks, funnel-campanulate, nectar pouches lacking, 35-50 mm; ovary densely glandular-setose. Flowering May. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)
Distribution China SW Sichuan
Habitat 3500 m
RHS Hardiness Rating H4
Conservation status Endangered (EN)
Taxonomic note (incl. R. kuluense D.F.Chamb.)
This species is very local in the wild. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)