Perennial, caespitose, densely hispid below with short, branched or stellate hairs; flowering stem mostly simple, 10-20 cm tall. Radical leaves densely rosulate, spathulate-oblong, coarsely 3-4-dentate towards the apex, 3-4 (-6) cm long, 4-10 mm broad, sessile or subsessile, obtuse or acute, densely stellately hairy; cauline leaves few, usually 1-2, oblong-linear, narrowed at the base, sessile, almost entire, 15-30 mm long, 2-4 mm broad, pubescent. Racemes 15-30-flowered,up to 15 cm long in fruit. Flowers c. 5 mm across, white; pedicels 10-20 mm long in fruit, ascending. Sepals 3-3.5 mm long. Petals 5-5.5 mm long, 1.5 mm broad. Stamens 3 :4 mm long. Siliquae linear-oblong, compressed, 30-50 mm long, 1-1.5 mm broad, glabrous; valves with a distinct mid-vein; style c. 1 mm long, with a depressed short stigma; seeds many, c. 1 mm long, oblong.
Fl. Per.: June July.
Type: N. W. Himalaya, Pangi, 3000 m., G. Watt 2400 (E).
Distribution: N.W. Himalaya and Pakistan.
A rare species in our area. Range of variation is not much known in this species (see note below with Arabis bijuga Watt).