Description from Flora of China
Shrubs, deciduous, 1-2 m tall. Branches pale brown, sparsely black verruculose, sulcate, puberulous, often ultimately glabrous; spines 3-fid, occasionally simple, pale yellow, 1-2 cm, stout. Leaves subsessile; leaf blade abaxially pale green, adaxially green, obovate or obovate-oblong, 1.2-3.5 × 0.7-1.5 cm, herbaceous, abaxially puberulous on veins initially, ultimately glabrous, midvein obviously raised, lateral veins slightly raised, adaxially with flat midvein, lateral veins 4-6 pairs, both surfaces with conspicuous reticulate veins, base cuneate, margin 2-12-spinose-serrate on each side, but sometimes entire on leaves of upper branches, apex rounded. Inflorescence a panicle, 15-40-flowered, 3-5.5 cm, puberulous; peduncles 1-1.7 cm, sometimes compound at base; bracts triangular-lanceolate, 1-2 mm. Pedicels 2-6 mm, slender, puberulous; bractlets narrowly ovate, ca. 3 × 1.5 mm. Sepals in 2 whorls; outer sepals ovate, ca. 3.6 × 3 mm; inner sepals suborbicular or obovate, ca. 5 × 3 mm. Petals ovate-elliptic, ca. 4 × 2.2 mm, base clawed, with separate glands, apex emarginate. Stamens ca. 2.1 mm; anther connective prolonged, subapiculate. Ovules 2, subsessile. Berry unknown. Fl. Jun, fr. unknown.
● Forest margins; ca. 3500 m. Xizang.