Description from Flora of China
Braya marinellii Pampanini, Boll. Soc. Bot. Ital. 1915: 29. 1915; Christolea longmucoensis Y. H. Wu & Z. X. An.
Herbs 3-10 cm tall, pilose; caudex slender, few branched. Trichomes simple, to 1 mm, mixed with distinctly stalked 1-forked ones. Stems pilose. Basal leaves rosulate, subfleshy; petiole (1-)3-10(-14) mm, persistent, becoming papery; leaf blade spatulate, oblanceolate, or rarely obovate, (2-)3-12(-15) × (1-)2-8 mm, pilose with simple and forked stalked trichomes, base cuneate, margin entire, apex obtuse or rounded. Cauline leaves absent. Racemes (5-)10-22-flowered, ebracteate. Fruiting pedicels divaricate, straight, 4-8(-10) mm, pilose. Sepals oblong, 2.2-3 × 1-1.5 mm, sparsely pilose. Petals purplish, spatulate, 5-6 × 2-2.5 mm, apex obtuse; claw ca. 2 mm. Median filament pairs 2.5-3.5 mm, lateral pair 1.5-2.5 mm; anthers oblong, 0.5-0.6 mm. Ovules 12-20 per ovary. Fruit elliptic or oblong, rarely ovate-elliptic, (0.7-)1-1.7(-2) cm × 5-7 mm, strongly flattened; valves often purplish, glabrous, smooth, with obscure midvein and marginal veins, subacute at both ends; septum complete; style 0.2-0.5 mm; stigma minute, entire. Seeds biseriate, narrowly oblong, not flattened, 2-2.5 × 0.8-0.9 mm; cotyledons incumbent.
After publication of the family treatment for the Flora of China, this was treated as Solms-laubachia marinellii (Pamp.) D. German & Al-Shehbaz (Nordic J. Bot. 28: 650. 2010).
Alpine areas; 5300-5700 m. Xizang [Kashmir].