Description from Flora of China
Perennials, 4-8 cm tall, glabrous or subglabrous. Roots fibrous, numerous, tufted. Rhizomes short. Stolons short, with many minute leaves. Leaves mostly basal, rosulate, sessile, obovate-lanceolate to spatulate, 0.8-2 cm, thin papery, base tapering, margin basally subentire and apically sparsely sharp serrate, apex acute to obtuse. Flowering shoots 3-5, ascending, few branched, leafless or with few small leaves. Racemes terminal, less than 10-flowered; bracts ca. 1 mm, caudate. Pedicel less than 2 cm. Calyx funnelform ca. 5 mm, slightly enlarged in fruit; lobes subulate-triangular, as long as tube, apex narrowly acute, veins inconspicuous. Corolla yellow to dark purple, 8-11 mm; lower lip ca. 2 X as long as upper lip, middle lobe slightly longer, nearly 1/2 as wide as lateral lobes; upper lip small, lobes narrowly triangular-ovate. Ovary ovoid, glabrous. Fl. May-Oct.
* Mountain slopes; 2500-3400 m. NW Yunnan.