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Erect or ascending much-branched low shrub, to 1.3m. Leaves 0.5-1.1 x 0.3-0.7cm, ovate to elliptic, apex obtuse or rounded, mucro absent or obscure, base widening abruptly from the petiole, lower surface covered with uniformly fawn, golden-centred touching scales sometimes also with scattered darker scales. Flowers 1-2 per inflorescence; calyx (1.5-)2.5-3mm, lobes strap-shaped, rounded; corolla rosy-lilac to violet-purple, funnel-shaped, outer surface without scales, 12-15mm; stamens (8-)10, more or less equalling the corolla; ovary lepidote, style exceeding the stamens, sometimes pubescent at base.
Distribution China (Sichuan).
RHS Hardiness H4a-b.
Leaves covered with uniformly pale scales beneath.