Hemiboea ovalifolia is distributed primarily in Guangxi and Guizhou Provinces in southwestern China, although it has also been found in neighboring Yunnan. Formerly known as Metabriggsia ovalifolia, it was transferred to Hemiboea on the basis of molecular data and morphology. It is now in fairly widespread cultivation.
Additional photos may be seen in a slideshow by clicking one of the links below:
- A plant growing in a karst forest, Guizhou, China
- A close view of the front of the hairy flower
- An involucre showing characteristic coarse hairs
- Newly open flowers in profile