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
Along stream.Tepals dark purple outside, pale purple inside.
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