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Shrub, 3-4 m; young shoots with or without setae. Leaves thick and coriaceous, 6-6.5 x c.3 cm, oblong-obovate, apex rounded, mucronate; margin setose, upper surface with an impressed midrib, lower surface covered with slightly unequal golden scales. Flowers solitary or up to 3, in a loose terminal inflorescence, scented; calyx lobes c.8 mm, scaly; corolla white, funnel-campanulate, c.45 mm, outer surface scaly; stamens 10; ovary scaly, tapering into the style that is scaly at base. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)
Distribution China Guizhou, Guangdong
Habitat c.950 m
RHS Hardiness Rating H2
Conservation status Data deficient (DD)
It is not clear whether any of the plants in cultivation fit the above description; material collected in S China by Walder differs in its significantly larger (8-9 cm) flowers. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)