Description from Flora of China
Shrubs, deciduous, 1-2 m tall. Branches shiny, purplish red, not sulcate, sparsely black verruculose; internodes 1.2-3 cm; spines simple, concolorous, 6-10 mm. Petiole 2-5 mm; leaf blade abaxially pale yellow-green, brown when dry, adaxially dark green, obovate, occasionally suborbicular, 0.7-2.5 × 0.4-1.7 cm, papery, abaxially with conspicuous midvein and lateral veins, adaxially inconspicuously veined, base cuneate, margin entire, occasionally 1- or 2-spinose-serrate on each side, apex obtuse or rounded, mucronate. Flowers 3-6-fascicled. Pedicels 8-14 mm. Ovules 3. Berry red, oblong, ca. 10 × 5 mm, not pruinose, style not persistent; seeds 3. Fl. unknown, fr. Aug-Sep.
● In slash; ca. 4300 m. Xizang.