Description from Flora of China
Cryptotaeniopsis davidii (Franchet) H. Wolff.
Plants 20–45 cm. Stems 1–3, branching. Basal leaves petiolate, petioles 8–15 cm, sparsely strigose or glabrous; blade ovate in outline, 6–10 × 5–9 cm, 2-ternate; ultimate segments ovate or rhomboidal, 2–7 × 1–3.5 cm, strigose on the veins, margins serrate, apex acute or acuminate. Umbels 2–4 cm across in flower, to 7 cm in fruit; bracts absent; rays (6–)15–20(–25), 1.5–3.5 cm, strigose only in inner surface; bracteoles 2–3, 1–1.8 mm; umbellules 2–4-flowered; pedicels 0.3–4 mm. Calyx teeth subulate, 0.7–1 mm. Petals white, ca. 1.8 × 0.9 mm. Stylopodium conic; styles elongate; stylopodium plus styles 1–1.4 mm. Fruit ovoid, 2–3 × 2–3 mm; ribs denticulate; vittae 1 in each furrow, 2 on commissure. Fl. Apr–Jun, fr. Jul–Sep.
Forests, scrub, grasslands, streamsides; 1500–3000 m. S Gansu, Guizhou, W Hubei, S Shaanxi, W Sichuan, S and W Yunnan.