Link to Flora of China description P. gracilipes is found from central Nepal through Sikkim, Bhutan, SE Tibet and Assam. Flower are stemless, pink with a green or yellow eye ringed by white. The presence of farina on the calyx and loser rosettes distinguishes it from closely related P. petiolaris. Has been hybridized with a number of other petiolard species in cultivation and hybridizes with P. petiolaris in the wild. Subspecies sulphurea is a form with thick yellow farina on the leaves and has been only collected once in Kumaon.