Description from Flora of China
Shrubs, evergreen, 1-3 m tall. Branches grayish black, terete; shoots dark gray, angulate, puberulous; spines 3-fid, concolorous, 4-10 mm. Leaves subsessile; leaf blade abaxially pale gray-brown, adaxially dark green, elliptic or broadly elliptic, rarely obovate, 1.5-4.5 × 0.6-1.8 cm, leathery, abaxially not pruinose, midvein and lateral veins obviously raised, adaxially with slightly raised midvein and lateral veins, both surfaces with conspicuously raised dense reticulate veins, base broadly cuneate, margin 1-4-spinose-serrate on each side, occasionally entire, apex rounded. Flowers unknown. Infructescence with 4-20-fascicled berries; fruit stalk 7-18 mm; berry purplish black, ovoid-globose, 8-10 × 5-7 mm, white pruinose, style 1-2 mm; seeds 4 or 5. Fl. unknown, fr. May-Jul.
● Thickets, mixed forests; 2200-2500 m. Xizang.