Endemic to the Dali Range, both sides, growing in open exposed places on rocks in side valleys. Very rare and little known. Distinguished by being hairy, with a long rhizome and with bud-scales at flowering. Leaves are oblong, rounded at the base and apex, and with hairs on the midrib and veins. Scape is conspicuously hairy, sporting usually a single flower (sometimes 2-3), of a deep purple-blue. If you have an image of this species, please contact the webmaster.