Yunnan: Zhongdian (Xianggelila) Xian.
Haba Xue Shan (Haba Snow Mountain). N facing slope near Yügutu.
Abies- Picea-Larix forest with several species of mixed evergreen Rhododendron, including R. arboreum (mostly stump sprouts - original trees cut for firewood) and R. wardii.
In Rhododendron thicket.Shrub ca. 2 m tall; flowers mostly fallen, but few remaining ones pale yellow; capsules immature, viscid.
D. E. Boufford, J. H. Chen, S. L. Kelley, R. H. Ree, H. Sun, B. Xu, J. P. Yue, L. L. Yue, D. C. Zhang & W. D. Zhu