Large reddish-purple flowers 3 in. long.
Wrinkled leaves whitish-woolly beneath
Capsule globose, glabrous, 1.3 cm. in diameter.
Corolla white, heliotrope or rose-purple with deeper mauve throat, funnel-shaped, 6.5–11 cm. long, glabrous; tube 7 cm. long, 2.3 cm. wide; limb 3.5 cm. long, 7 cm. wide in a large flower.
Seeds ovoid, brown, 6–7 mm. long, densely covered with long hairs.
Leaf-blade oblong or ovate-orbicular, (3–)7.5–15 cm. long, 5–12.5(–14) cm. wide, obtuse or subacute, shortly apiculate, rarely acuminate at the apex, cordate at the base, entire or slightly sinuate, glabrous or with floccose tomentum above, and covered with a dense fulvous granular tomentum beneath; petiole 2.0–10 cm. long, biglandular at the apex.
A shrub; stems erect, decumbent or rambling, up to 1.5 m. tall, covered with a yellowish or white woolly tomentum.
Sepals elliptic, 1.0–2 cm. long, 0.6–1.2 cm. wide, obtuse, tomentose.
Flowers solitary or in ± 3-flowered cymes; peduncle tomentose, 1–2.5 cm. long; pedicels short, about 1.2 cm. long; bracts linear-oblong to linear-oblanceolate, 1.3–2 cm. long, 5–9 mm. wide, tomentose (Fig. 22/11, p. 102).
Sepals elliptic, 1–2 cm. long, obtuse, chartaceous, generally persistently tomentose.
Capsule oblong ovoid or globose, 20–25 mm. long, coriaceous glabrous.
Corolla funnel-shaped, white, rose-purple or more or less mauve with deeper mauve throat, 6·5–11 cm. long, tube broad cylindrical up to 6 cm. long and limb 5–7 cm. in diam.
Stems erect, decumbent or rambling, up to 1·5 m. tall covered with a yellowish or white woody somewhat floccose tomentum as are the leaves, petioles, peduncles, bracts and generally the sepals.
Flowers solitary or in more or less 3-flowered cymes; peduncle 1–2·5 cm. long; pedicels about 1·2 cm. long; bracts linear-oblong to linear-oblanceolate, 1·3–2 cm. long, tomentose outside.
Leaf lamina oblong or ovate-circular 5–18·5 × 5–17·5 cm. obtuse or subacute, shortly apiculate, rarely acuminate at the apex, cordate or truncate at the base, entire or slightly sinuate, glabrous or with floccose tomentum above and covered with a dense granular tomentum beneath; petiole 2–10 cm. long, bearing a gland on each side of the insertion of the lamina.