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Much-branched shrub; shoots densely covered with adpressed flattened brown hairs. Leaves of two kinds; spring leaves deciduous, 2.5-4 x 0.9-1.2 cm, elliptic-lanceolate, apex acute and mucronate, both surfaces at first covered with rufous-grey hairs, upper surface also with adpressed white hairs; summer leaves persistent, c.1.5 x 0.7 cm; petioles covered with adpressed chestnut-brown hairs. Pedicels covered with adpressed ferrugineous hairs. Flowers 2-4 per inflorescence; calyx small; corolla lilac-purple, funnel-campanulate, 15-20 mm; stamens 6-10; ovary densely covered with flattened ferruginous hairs, style with a few hairs at base. Flowering May. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)
Distribution Philippines Luzon
Habitat 2,100-2,600 m
RHS Hardiness Rating H2
Conservation status Least concern (LC)
This is a glasshouse subject in Britain that has no close allies. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)