Yunnan: Zhongdian (Xianggelila) Xian.
Sichuan-Yunnan border area. South side of Zhongdian Daxue Shan.
Grazed meadows, Rhododendron thickets, limestone and shale scree slopes and outcropping ledges
Protected side of ridge crest just before Rhododendron thicket.Growing under Rhododendron and Salix; plants from a woody, stolon producing tuber; galea dark purple, lower corolla lobes yellowish, tube white at base.
D. E. Boufford, B. Bartholomew, W. Y. Chen, M. J. Donoghue, R. H. Ree, H. Sun & S. K. Wu