Forms dense, rather flat, deep green, efarinose cushions. The main differences from D. curviflora can be observed in the leaves and calyces that are hairless, being covered instead in numerous minute glands. Flowers pale to deep pink and violet, with a white centre. Relatively widespread in Fars and Esfahan Provinces, on various mountains, growing on sunny or shaded limestone cliffs, 1800-2800m. Formerly considered difficult to cultivate it is now widespread in cultivation, largely due to the large number of clones available. Seed is regularly set and as well as a large number of clones there are a wide range of f1 and f2 hybrids in cultivation. As with all the difficult species it pays to have a reserve stock of cuttings and young plants, as the parent plants can die without warning. Whilst some other species will survive the removal of infected rosettes, with D. bryoides any infection spreads very rapidly. Clones in cultivation of wild origin include H1986, SLIZE236, JLMS02-43, JLMS02-44, JLMS02-30, DZ I 00-31, DZ I 01-09, T4Z085, T4Z092, JMM01-21, CIA192, CIA221-1, CIA221-2, CIA221-3, KUHI268-1, KUHI268-2, KUHI268-9, KUHI270-2.
Reference: ALPINE GARDEN SOCIETY PLANT ENCYCLOPAEDIA