Endemic to Bhutan, this species is distinguished by a hairy scape, and glabrous bracts and calyces. The leaves are oblong to subelliptic, rounded at the apex, narrowed into a winged petiole, margin dentate-lobulate and with articulate hairs on both sides. The corolla is funnel shaped and usually pale purple. The last three images represent P. umbratilis var. alba. See related P. buryana.