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A deciduous shrub 3 to 5 ft high, of thin diffuse habit; young shoots angular, thinly furnished at first with pale appressed hairs, afterwards nearly or quite glabrous. Leaves 21⁄2 to 5 in. long, made up of seven to eleven leaflets which are oval-oblong or obovate, rounded or tapered at the base, rounded at the apex, with a minute prolongation of the midrib there, 1⁄3 to 7⁄8 in. long, 1⁄4 to 3⁄8 in. wide, pale beneath, with appressed hairs on both surfaces. Racemes sub-erect, up to 5 or 6 in. long, slender, densely set with blossom. Flowers of an approximately pea-flower shape, nearly 1⁄2 in. long, pale rose; calyx silky, 1⁄8 in. long, with awl-shaped lobes; petals downy.
Native of Yunnan, China at 7,000 to 8,000 ft altitude; discovered by Forrest on the eastern flank of the Tali Range in 1906. It has succeeded very well at Kew, starting to blossom in June and continuing to September by racemes successively produced in the leaf-axils.