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Shrub or small tree, 4-8m. Leaves 8-13.5 x 3-4.2cm, lanceolate to oblanceolate, apex acute, upper surface reticulate, lower surface with a white compacted indumentum embedded in a surface film. Pedicels 30-40mm. Flowers 8-20, in a loose to dense truss, pinkish to pale purple, funnel-campanulate, nectar pouches lacking, 28-35mm; ovary rufous (or white?)-tomentose, eglandular, style glabrous.
Distribution China (W Sichuan).
RHS Hardiness H4b.
Closely allied to R. argyrophyllum but it may generally be distinguished by the rufous-tomentose ovary and the longer pedicels.