The Rhododendron leucaspis belongs to Ericaceae (the Azalea family). It is an evergreen shrub that is distributed in the western part of China and in the southern part of the Tibet Autonomous Region. This shrub grows on shrub belts, grasslands, and rock walls at an altitude of 2100 to 3300 m, and can reach a height of 30 to 60 cm. The trunk stands upright and spreads apart. The leaves are broad lanceolate to obovate, leathery, with scales on the back and a pale turquoise color. From April to June, one or two flowers come on the tip of the branch. The corolla is white to slightly pinkish.