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Low shrub; young shoots densely covered with adpressed bristles. Leaves of one kind, deciduous, 0.7-1.5 x 0.4-0.6 cm, ovate to ovate-oblong, apex obtuse, apiculate; upper surface glabrescent; petioles covered with bristles. Pedicels densely pilose. Flowers 3-4 per inflorescence; calyx small; corolla red, funnel-shaped, c.15 mm; stamens 7-10; ovary pubescent, style glabrous. Flowering May. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)
Distribution Taiwan (China) N
Habitat 2,000-3,000 m
RHS Hardiness Rating H6
Conservation status Vulnerable (VU)
This species is allied to R nakaharae but is said to differ in its smaller corolla and slightly exserted stamens. It may no longer be in cultivation. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)