Description from Flora of China
Shrubs 1–4 m tall. Branchlets terete, glabrous or sparsely puberulous; prickles absent or if present, paired below leaves, straight or slightly curved, to 5 mm, stout, flat, tapering below to broad base. Leaves including petiole 7–13 cm; stipules broad, mostly adnate to petiole, free parts long ovate, glabrous, margin glandular serrate, apex acute; rachis and petiole puberulous, glandular-pubescent, sparsely small prickly, leaflets 7–13, ovate, elliptic, or oblong-ovate, 1–5 × 0.8–2.5 cm, abaxially densely pubescent or only along prominent veins pubescent, adaxially glabrous, base subrounded or broadly cuneate, margin acutely simply serrate, apex acute or rounded-obtuse. Flowers solitary, or 2 or 3 and fasciculate, 4–6 cm in diam.; pedicel 1–3 cm, usually densely stipitate glandular, rarely glabrous; bracts 1 or 2, oblong-ovate, to 2 cm, margin glandular-pubescent, apex acute or acuminate. Hypanthium ovoid. Sepals 5, ovate, leaflike, abaxially glabrous or with a few glandular bristles at base, adaxially pubescent, pinnately lobed. Petals 5, deep red, broadly obovate, base broadly cuneate, apex emarginate. Styles free, shorter than stamens, pubescent. Hip purple-red or orange-red, globose-ovoid, to 5 cm, 1–2 cm in diam., with a short neck at apex, stipitate glandular, with persistent, erect sepals. Fl. Jun–Jul; fr. Aug–Oct.
Scrub, slopes; 2700--3800 m. Shaanxi. Sichuan, Yunnan.