Description from Flora of China
Shrubs to 4 m tall. Branchlets spreading, terete, glabrous; prickles scattered, triangular, straight, stout. Leaves including petiole 10–20 cm; stipules broad, mostly adnate to petiole, free parts ovate, glandular-pubescent or not, margin entire, apex acuminate; rachis and petiole sparsely glandular-pubescent, shortly prickly; leaflets 7–9, ovate, oblong-ovate, or elliptic-ovate, 3–10 × 1–6 cm, glabrous or sparsely puberulous abaxially along veins, with prominent midvein and lateral veins, base rounded or broadly cuneate, margin simply serrate, apex acute or shortly acuminate. Flowers numerous, in corymb, 3.5–6 cm in diam.; pedicel 1.5–4 cm, densely glandular-pubescent or not; bracts several, ovate, margin glandular or not, apex caudate. Hypanthium oblong, densely glandular-pubescent or glabrous. Sepals 5, triangular-ovate, to 3 cm, leaflike, abaxially glabrous, adaxially densely puberulous, margin entire, apex caudate. Petals 5, red, broadly obovate, abaxially glabrous or sericeous, base broadly cuneate, apex emarginate. Styles free, much shorter than stamens, pubescent. Hip orange-red, oblong, 2–2.5 cm, with persistent, often erect sepals. Fl. Jun–Jul, fr. Jul–Nov.
Valley forests, scrub, slopes; 1200--2500 m. Hubei, Shaanxi, Sichuan.