Description from Flora of China
Shrubs small, to 2 m tall. Branchlets purple-brown, distinctly angled, appressed villous; buds ovoid, small, with several scales, villous. Petiole 1–2 mm, villous; leaf blade rhombic-elliptic, rarely ovate-elliptic, 1–2 × 0.8–1 cm, appressed villous on both surfaces, more densely so abaxially, lateral veins 5–8 on each side of midvein, base cuneate, margin not lobed, with 5–9 large, sharp teeth above middle, apex acute. Umbels sessile, 1–1.5 cm, few flowered, with a few clustered, unequal leaves at base; pedicels to 1 cm, villous; bracts lanceolate, small. Flowers unknown. Hypanthium campanulate, villous when young, glabrous when mature. Sepals broadly ovate or triangular-ovate, 3–4 mm, reflexed or rarely erect in fruit, apex acute. Follicles straightly spreading, glabrous or puberulous on adaxial suture; styles terminal on abaxial side, divergent. Fl. Aug–Sep.
Coniferous and mixed forests on slopes; ca. 3800 m. W Sichuan (Daocheng Xian).