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Compact, much-branched shrub, to 0.9(-1.2)m. Leaves (0.4-)0.5-1.5 x 0.3-0.7cm, broadly elliptic to ovate or oblong, apex obtuse or acute, mucronulate, lower surface covered with uniformly rusty, markedly to slightly spaced scales. Flowers to 4 per inflorescence; calyx 2.5-4mm, lobes strap-shaped; corolla violet or purple to rose-lavender, rarely white, broadly funnel-shaped, 7-15mm; stamens usually 10, about as long as the corolla; ovary scaly, style variable in length shorter or longer than the stamens, glabrous or pubescent towards base.
Distribution China (N Yunnan, SW Sichuan).
RHS Hardiness H3-4b.
Awards AM 1944 (Sunningdale Nurseries, Windlesham, Surrey) from Rock 11469 ( USDA 59263); flowers violet. AGM 1993
Taxonomic note (incl. R. litangense Balf.f. ex Hutch.)
This species is similar to R. polycladum but differs in the longer calyx, etc.