Found near Kunming, but blooming in winter, so not often sought out. This is a farinose species, sparingly pilose similar to P. malacoides and once thought to be near to P. forbesii. It grows in shaded moist limestone rock crevices and is distinguished by its refracted fruiting pedicels (downward pointing). Leaves are petiolate, oblong to ovate with a rounded to cordate base, farinose below though becoming efarinose. The scape is short (1-6cm) and supports 1 or 2 whorls of 3-10 rose flowers with a farinose calyx.