There are currently no active references in this article.
Shrub to 3 m, usually terrestrial; young stems smooth and very finely scaly. Leaves 4-7 x 0.14-0.5 cm, linear, the apex acute, the margin entire and flat, the base narrowly tapering; upper surface with small fine scales at first quickly becoming glabrescent, midrib a little impressed above, the lateral veins up to 7 pairs but obscure; lower surface with the midrib smooth and laterals obscure, the scales sparsely distributed, substellate with small centres. Flowers 1-5 per umbel, held horizontally or half hanging; calyx a low scaly ring; corolla opening orange but turning red with age, campanulate, 2.5-3.5 x 3-4.5 cm, glabrous outside; stamens 10, slightly dimorphic, arranged all round the mouth of the flower; ovary densely white hairy, style glabrous. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)
Distribution Brunei Indonesia Sabah and Northern Sarawak
Habitat 1,500-2,400 m
RHS Hardiness Rating H2
Conservation status Least concern (LC)
This species with its bizarre leaves is relatively easy to cultivate, it occurs in two distinct subspecific forms: subsp. stenophyllum is endemic to Mt Kinabalu and has leaves less than 25× as long as wide (2.5-6 mm wide); subsp. angustifolium is of much wider distribution in the wild and has leaves more than 30× as long as wide (1.4-2.2 mm wide). Royal Horticultural Society (1997)