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Shrub, 1-2.5 m; young shoots and petioles shortly stalked-glandular, also with a detersile dendroid indumentum. Leaves 6-10 x 2.5-4 cm, elliptic to ovate, lower surface with a few stalked glands and a thin detersile indumentum that is sometimes restricted to the vicinity of the midrib at the base. Flowers c.5, in a lax truss; calyx 2-3 mm; corolla white flushed rose, with a few crimson flecks, funnel-campanulate, without nectar pouches, c.35 mm; ovary densely glandular, also with a varying proportion of rufous dendroid hairs, style glabrous. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)
Distribution China SE Tibet, NW Yunnan
Habitat 3,350-4,550 m
RHS Hardiness Rating H4
Conservation status Vulnerable (VU)
R. calvescens, which may well be a hybrid of R. selense, is rare in cultivation. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)
Leaves 1.5-2.5 x as long as broad; pedicels 15-20mm.
Leaves c.3× as long as broad; pedicels 20-28mm.