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Small tree, c.3 m; bark rough. Leaves thick, 6-10 x 3.5-5 cm, obovate to elliptic-obovate, apex acute; lower surface covered with a white or pale yellowish partially floccose indumentum composed of dendroid hairs; petioles thick, more or less flattened. Flowers 13-15, in a dense truss, 5-6-lobed, white, funnel-campanulate, with purple nectar pouches, 35-40 mm; stamens 10-12; ovary glabrous. Flowering May. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)
Distribution China W Sichuan
Habitat c.2,000 m
RHS Hardiness Rating H5
Conservation status Endangered (EN)
R. balangense was originally placed in Subsect. Taliensia but is apparently allied to R. watsonii. It is restricted to a single mountain (Balang Shan), in W Sichuan. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)