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Shrub to 3 m, terrestrial, young stems moderately densely covered with shortly stalked scales. Leaves 0.7-2.8 x 0.5-1.8 cm, broadly elliptic, obovate-elliptic to subcircular, the apex obtuse to rounded, rarely retuse, the margin slightly revolute, the base broadly tapering to rounded but often decurrent in a wing on the petiole; upper surface densely scaly with flat scales, soon becoming glabrous, the scales leaving shallow pits, midrib slightly impressed, lateral veins 4-5 pairs, slightly depressed; lower surface with the midrib only slightly raised, the laterals obscure, the scales dense, overlapping, broadly lobed and some darker in colour giving a spotted appearance to the surface. Flowers 3-4 per umbel, horizontally spreading; calyx a densely scaly and wavy disc; corolla bright red, cylindrical to narrowly funnel-shaped, 2.8-3.5 x 1.8-2.4 cm, completely glabrous outside; stamens 10, rather irregularly centrally disposed; ovary hairy and scaly, style scaly at the base, glabrous above. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)
Distribution Papua New Guinea Mt Scratchley, Mt Victoria
Habitat 3,000-3,900 m
RHS Hardiness Rating H2
Conservation status Data deficient (DD)