Yunnan: Zhongdian (Xianggelila) Xian.
Haba Xue Shan (Haba Snow Mountain), E side between Yügutu and Hei Hai (Black Sea) lake.
Rhododendron forest and thickets interspersed with meadows and rocky slopes at about 4200 m, near Yügutu.
In Rhododendron-Abies forest among mossy rocks.Petals white; staminodes trilobed ca. 1/3 way to middle, middle lobe narrower than lateral lobes.
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