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Sichuan: Xiaojin Xian. SE of the city of Xiaojin, on road to pass over Jiajin Shan. Moist, remnant Abies forest with Salix, Rosa, large (> 1 m tall) Rhododendron, Berberis; Sphagnum abundant. 30°52'28"N, 102°37'53"E; 3350-3400 m.
Openings in forest. Dominant on open slope. Arching shrub ca. 2 m tall; stems reddish purple; young stems green, tinged with pink, glaucous; leaves abaxially pale green, adaxially dark green; sepals reddish purple; petals bright pink; young achenes whitish.
David E. Boufford, Kazumi Fujikawa, Susan L. Kelley, Richard H. Ree, Bo XU, Dacai ZHANG, Jianwen ZHANG, Ticao ZHANG, Weidong ZHU
38522 28 July 2007
 
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