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Shrub to 0.75m, epiphytic; young stems at first rather densely covered in pale brown scales, some distinctly stalked and also with a fine indumentum of short hairs. Leaves 3-4.5 x 2-3.5cm, ovate or broadly-ovate, the apex obtuse, somewhat decurved, the margin slightly recurved, the base cordate; upper surface at first silvery scaly, quickly glabrescent, the midrib finely impressed for most of its length, laterals 4-6 pairs smooth or very slightly raised or impressed; the lower surface with the midrib strongly raised in the lower half, the laterals smooth, scales moderately dense, brown, irregularly lobed and in shallow depressions. Flowers 2-3 per umbel, semi-erect to half-hanging; calyx a hairy and scaly irregularly lobed disc; corolla pink sometimes with a bluish purple tinge, cylindrical, straight or slightly curved, 2-2.5 x 2.5-3cm, rather sparsely scaly and hairy outside; stamens 10, slightly dimorphic at first clustered in the centre of the flower, later spreading back against the lobes; ovary silvery hairy and scaly, style hairy in the lower half, glabrous above.
Distribution Papua New Guinea (Eastern Highlands Province, Mt Michael, and near Obura, Simbu \[Chimbu\] Province, Porul Range).
RHS Hardiness H1b.