A similar post a couple years back (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/504822) turned up no leads, but occasional sightings of these fragrant, squat dark red dried chili peppers in Chinese supermarkets in California suggest there might now be a mail order source.
Anyone know of a source for delivery in the US?
For a picture: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facing_h...
From the same site:
朝天椒; pinyin: cháo tiān jiāo, also known as 指天椒; pinyin: zhǐ tiān jiāo meaning skyward-pointing chili pepper