Description from Flora of China
Shrubs, deciduous, 0.6-1.5 m tall. Branches gray; shoots pale yellow, sometimes puberulous; spines 3-fid, pale yellow, 0.7-2.2 cm. Leaves subsessile; leaf blade abaxially pale green, adaxially green, obovate or elliptic-obovate, 1-2.8 × 0.5-1.4 cm, papery, abaxially not pruinose, midvein and lateral veins raised, both surfaces with inconspicuous reticulate veins, base cuneate, margin thickened, entire, apex acute, aristate. Inflorescence a raceme, 9-15-flowered, 1-2.8 cm, sometimes compound at base; peduncle 3-7 cm, glabrous. Pedicels 3-5 mm, slender. Sepals in 3 whorls; outer sepals ovate, 1.5-2 × 1-1.5 mm; median sepals elliptic-ovate, 3-3.2 × 1.5-2 mm; inner sepals broadly elliptic, 4.2-5 × 3-3.5 mm. Petals elliptic-obovate, 3-3.5 × 1.5-1.8 mm, base cuneate, with separate elliptic glands, apex emarginate, lobes acute. Stamens ca. 3 mm; anther connective not prolonged, apiculate. Ovules 2(-5). Berry ellipsoid, 5-7 × 3-4 mm, pruinose, style persistent. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Jul-Aug.
● Field margins, floodlands, weedy places in valleys, beside houses; 3200-3600 m. Xizang.