Description from Flora of China
Shrubs, semi-evergreen, ca. 1 m tall. Shoots pale yellow; branches gray, slightly sulcate; internodes 0.5-1 cm; spines 3-fid, sometimes simple, pale yellow, 8-14 mm. Leaves subsessile; leaf blade abaxially shiny, green, adaxially dark green, obovate, 8-11 × 3-6 mm, papery, abaxially with raised midvein, lateral veins slightly raised, reticulate veins conspicuous, adaxially with slightly raised midvein and lateral veins, reticulate veins inconspicuous, base cuneate, margin entire, apex rounded. Inflorescence a raceme, 3-5-flowered, 1.5-2 cm including peduncle 3-7 mm. Pedicels 4-6 mm, glabrous. Sepals in 2 whorls; outer sepals elliptic, ca. 3 × 1.5 mm; inner sepals obovate-suborbicular, ca. 3.5 × 3 mm. Petals obovate, ca. 3.2 × 2 mm, base very clawed, with separate glands, apex entire. Stamens ca. 3 mm; anther connective prolonged, apiculate. Ovules 3. Berry pale yellow (immature), oblong, slightly pruinose, style not persistent. Fl. May, fr. Jun-Aug.
● Rock fractures, talus deposits; ca. 3800 m. Xizang.