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Endemic to China: SW Sichuan, NW Yunnan, and SE Xizang [Tibet] (?).The distribution occurs from the Jianchuan-Lancang (Mekong) divide northeast towards Kangding. The distribution of this variety is uncertain and much of the recorded usage of the name in various works may refer to A. forrestii var. smithii or A. forestii var. ferreana. Further investigation is needed. If the distribution map given in Ying et al. (2003) is more or less reliable, the extent of occurrence of this taxon can roughly be estimated as 120,000 km².