Important characteristics for this species are the rufous, tufty – patchy indumentum, as well as the scattered nipple like papillae on the glaucous lower surface of the narrow leaves. The papillae are seen at the petiole too. Leaf margin revolute.The hardiness in the garden is still unknown. The dried and depicted leaves are from a specimen collected at the divide between Nujiang (Salween) and Dulongjiang in NW Yunnan. The species is distributed in NW Yunnan, SE Tibet and in the border areas of NE Burma. Altitude 2300 – 4000m (efloras of China).