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Small spreading shrub, to 0.3m; young shoots scaly, glabrous. Leaves c.1.5 x 1cm, broadly obovate or oblong-obovate, apex obtuse, margin crenate, lower surface with distant narrowly rimmed brown scales. Flowers solitary, terminal; calyx lobes c.7mm, ciliate, corolla yellow, drying greenish yellow, sometimes with red spots, broadly funnel-campanulate, 20-23mm, tube c,14mm, outer surface densely scaly and pubescent; stamens 10; ovary scaly, impressed below the declinate, glabrous style that is longer than the stamens.
Distribution China (S Tibet).
RHS Hardiness H4a.
This is a distinctive species that is rare in the wild.