Species endemic to China.
waltoni in southern and eastern Xizang
eos from eastern Xizang, west-central and north-central China, northern Yunnan and western Sichuan to southern Qinghai.
C. waltoni transferred from C. pulcherrimus and waltoni has precedence over eos.
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