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Shrub or tree, 1.5-12m. Leaves coriaceous, 8.5-14 x 3-4.5cm, oblanceolate to elliptic, apex acute to acuminate, lower surface glabrous or with the vestiges of a brown indumentum, with persistent red punctate hair bases overlying the veins. Flowers 15-20, in a dense truss, scarlet to deep crimson, tubular-campanulate, with prominent nectar pouches, 35-40mm; ovary glabrous or with a few rufous hairs (rarely densely tomentose and glandular), style glabrous.
Distribution China (SE Tibet).
RHS Hardiness H2-3.
Closely allied to R. kendrickii but with broader leaves.