Description from Flora of China
Shrubs, deciduous, to 2 cm tall. Branches deep gray, sulcate, puberulous; spines simple or 3-fid, weak, 0.6-1.7 cm. Leaves subsessile; leaf blade abaxially pale green, adaxially deep green, obovate or oblanceolate, 1.5-3.5 × 0.8-1.5 cm, abaxially not pruinose, midvein and lateral veins markedly raised, adaxially veins inconspicuous, base cuneate, margin puberulous, entire, occasionally 1- or 2-spinose-serrate on each side, apex obtuse. Flowers 5-10-fascicled or subfascicled. Pedicels 6-12 mm, densely puberulous. Sepals in 2 whorls; outer sepals ca. 3.5 × 2 mm; inner sepals ca. 5 × 3 mm. Petals ca. 4.5 × 3 mm, base with separate glands, apex entire. Stamens ca. 3 mm; anther connective not prolonged, truncate. Ovules 5 or 6. Berries red, subglobose, 8-9 × 7-8 mm, not pruinose, style not persistent. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Aug-Sep.
● Abies forests, Quercus forests, thickets; 3400-4300 m. Xizang.