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Dwarf shrub, to 1 m; shoots with a shredding brownish bark. Leaves 3-4.2 x 1.4-2.5 cm, obovate to narrowly obovate, apex rounded, lower surface covered with pale yellow, clouded or milky scales, the smaller more or less touching. Pedicels scaly. Flowers 4-6 per inflorescence; calyx lobes 3.5-5 mm, rounded at apex; corolla dull crimson to plum purple, campanulate, 10-13 mm; stamens 10, regular; ovary scaly, style sharply deflexed, glabrous. Flowering July-August. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)
Distribution Myanmar NE India Arunachal Pradesh
Habitat 3,050-3,950 m
RHS Hardiness Rating H4
Conservation status Least concern (LC)
This is a distinctive species. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)