Description from Flora of China
Shrubs, deciduous, 1-2 m tall. Branches pale purplish red, subterete, not verruculose, glabrous; spines simple or 3-fid, 0.2-2 cm. Leaves subsessile; leaf blade abaxially grayish green, adaxially dark green, oblong or elliptic, 1.5-5 × 1-2.2 cm, papery, abaxially not pruinose, midvein and lateral veins raised, adaxially with flat midvein, lateral veins conspicuous, both surfaces with inconspicuous reticulate veins, base cuneate, margin entire, apex obtuse. Inflorescence a subumbel, 4- or 5-flowered, 2-3.5 cm (including peduncle). Pedicels 5-9 mm, glabrous; bractlets oblong, ca. 3.2 × 1.2 mm. Sepals in 2 whorls, oblong-elliptic; outer sepals ca. 5.5 × 3 mm; inner sepals ca. 8 × 6 mm. Petals obovate, ca. 5.2 × 4 mm, base with separate glands, apex entire. Stamens ca. 3 mm; anther connective slightly prolonged. Ovules 4. Berry red, oblong, not pruinose, style not persistent. Fl. Jun, fr. Aug-Sep.
● Forests, forest margins; 3200-3400 m. Xizang.