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Shrub, 2-6 m. Leaves 7-14.5 x 1.8-4.5 cm, narrowly elliptic to broadly oblanceolate, apex rounded to acuminate, upper surface reticulate, lower surface with a one-layered white thin compacted indumentum embedded in a surface film. Flowers 4-7, in a lax truss, pink, with a few darker flecks, open-campanulate, nectar pouches lacking, 25-35 mm; ovary rufous-stellate-tomentose, and with shortly stalked glands, style glabrous or with a few glands at base. Flowering April-May. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)
Distribution China S & E
Habitat 600-1,000 m
RHS Hardiness Rating H3
Conservation status Least concern (LC)
Taxonomic note (incl. R. fokiense Franch.) Royal Horticultural Society (1997)
Rare in cultivation as it is susceptible to frost damage; only the type variety is in cultivation. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)