Description from Flora of China
Shrubs, deciduous, to 1.3 m tall. Branches dark gray or purplish brown, subsulcate, black verruculose; shoots pale red; spines 3-fid or simple, weak, 4-8 mm. Leaves subsessile; leaf blade abaxially grayish white, adaxially dark green, elliptic or oblanceolate, 0.8-2 cm × 3-8 mm, papery, abaxially with markedly raised midvein, adaxially with complanate midvein, lateral veins 3 or 4 pairs, both surfaces not pruinose, with conspicuous reticulate veins, base cuneate, margin entire or remotely 1-5-spinose-serrate on each side, apex acute. Flowers solitary, sometimes 2- or 3-fascicled. Ovules 2 or 3. Berry red, oblong, 1-1.2 cm × 4-5 mm, slightly pruinose, with bent style. Fl. unknown, fr. Aug.
● Mountain slopes, roadsides; ca. 3700 m. Xizang.