This was collected once on Annapurna by the Stainton, Sykes and Williams expedition and described by Williams in 1972. It has the largest fruiting capsules in the genus at 6 cms, pink flowers, unusually a brown stigma and barbellate hairs. The pollen morphology was studied at the RBGE with the electron microscope and compared with the closely related M. superba and M. regia. The current status of this is discussed in C. Grey-Wilson , Curtis Botanical Magazine (2002) 23,176.
Description of the species by L.H.J. Williams in Trans. Bot. Soc. Edinb. 41, 347-349. 1972.
presumably rapidly hybridized and soon was not in cultivation.
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