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Shrub or small tree, 3-8m. Leaves sub-coriaceous, 10-13.5 x 2-3.5cm, narrowly elliptic to narrowly oblanceolate, apex acuminate, margin usually strongly undulate, lower surface with hairs on midrib, otherwise glabrous, punctate hair bases not persisting. Flowers fleshy, 10-20, in a dense truss, deep rose to scarlet, with darker flecks, tubular-campanulate, with nectar pouches, 30-40mm; ovary with a few dendroid hairs, eglandular, style glabrous.
Distribution Bhutan, NE India (Arunachal Pradesh), China (S Tibet).
RHS Hardiness H2-3.
Taxonomic note (?incl. R. shepherdii Nuttall)
Closely allied to R. ramsdenianum, which may be distinguished by its broader leaves.
R. shepherdii, which is not now in cultivation, is probably a form of R. kendrickii but material is not available to confirm this.