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Shrub, 0.6-4.5 m. Leaves 5-17 x 2-4 cm, oblong to oblanceolate, apex apiculate, lower surface covered with a two-layered indumentum, the upper layer more or less continuous, pale brown and lanate or mid- to reddish brown and felted, or partially detersile, then rufous, the lower layer whitish and compacted; petioles usually with a persistent brown tomentum. Flowers 10-20, in a dense truss; calyx 0.5-1 mm; corolla white flushed rose, with crimson flecks, campanulate, nectar pouches lacking, 30-35 mm; ovary sparsely glandular and tomentose to almost glabrous, style glabrous. Flowering April-May. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)
Distribution China SE Tibet, NW Yunnan, Sichuan
Habitat 3,050-4,250 m
RHS Hardiness Rating H6
Conservation status Data deficient (DD)