Bot. Gaz. 27: 456. 1899.
Plants perennial. Stems prostrate, well branched, forming small mats, elongate, viscid-pubescent. Leaves: petiole 1–2 cm; blade orbiculate-oval, 0.4–1 × 0.3–0.5 cm, margins entire, plane, surfaces glandular-pubescent. Inflorescences: peduncle shorter than subtending petiole; bracts lanceolate to ovate, 2–3 × 1–2 mm, papery, glandular-pubescent; flowers 1–5. Perianth: tube whitish, 10–18 mm, limb white to lavender-pink, 6–8 mm diam. Fruits narrowly obovate in profile, 3–4 × 2–3 mm, thin, coriaceous, apex broadly conic; wings absent or 5-angled.
Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Sandy soils, alpine meadows
Elevation: 2600-3000 m
Of conservation concern.