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The species, laevigata, inhabits remote rocky islands near the coast of Korea in soil on talus slopes in some shade. The plant is of great horticultural merit for hybridizers. The underside of the leaf is described by the specific name, which means polished, according to Schmid. Forms of this species tend to be small plants. They differ from yingeri in having longer, narrower leaves with greater substance. They also tend to be a clearly lighter green. Flowers tend to be clearly more of a narrow "spider" form. It is closely related to yingeri, and blooms at a similar time.

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laevigata

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