Large shrub or tree, 3–12 m; bark rough. Leaves (15–)20–30 × (7–)10–16 cm, broadly elliptic to obovate, apex rounded to more or less truncate and mucronate, lower surface covered with a dense white to silvery matted floccose indumentum composed of dendroid hairs; petioles terete. Flowers 7–8-lobed, 20–25, in a dense truss, pale to deep pink, with a large purple basal blotch and nectar pouches, funnel-campanulate, 30–47 mm; stamens 14–16; ovary densely glandular, with or without a sparse eglandular tomentum. Flowering April-May. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)
Habitat 2,750–3,500 m
RHS Hardiness Rating H4
Conservation status Least concern (LC)
A recently described species that is apparently quite common in C Bhutan.
Flowers rich purple.