Yunnan: Zhongdian (Xianggelila) Xian.
Along old road between Qiaotou and Zhongdian (Xianggalila = Shangri-La) S of Xiao Zhongdian.
Mixed forest of Pinus yunnanensis and dwarf Quercus monimotricha, broad seepage and thicket with Caragana, dwarf Quercus and Sanguisorba and adjacent grazed meadow
In woods.Shrubs 1-1.5 m tall; flower buds red; corolla white; fruit immature, green, tinged red.
D. E. Boufford, S. L. Kelley, R. H. Ree, H. Sun, B. Xu, J. P. Yue, L. L. Yue, D. C. Zhang & W. D. Zhu