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Differs from R. yunnanense in the absence of setose hairs on the leaf margins and upper surface, and the puberulent petioles that also lack setae. Flowering May. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)
Distribution China N Yunnan, W Sichuan
Habitat 2,000-4,500 m
RHS Hardiness Rating H5
Conservation status Data deficient (DD)
This species is very closely allied to R. yunnanense and may prove to be synonymous with it. Its wild distribution is however more northerly. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)