Forming dense, efarinose cushions. Stems short branched, becoming woody, contorted and leafless below, covered above with marcescent leaves, forming columns. Leaves oblong, 2.5-4mm long, 0.8-1.5mm wide, covered in minute glandular hairs. Flowers solitary, sessile. Corolla yellow, tube 15mm long, limb 6-7mm in diameter. Originally discovered in 1895 but not introduced into cultivation until 1998-2002 from several collections, all from 2260-2500m on Ghadee Kuh near Shoul Abad, Lorestan Province, western Iran. SLIZE322, JMM01-90, DZ I 00-36, DZ I 01-16, T4Z162, T4Z179, T4Z1012, JLMS02-107, CIA155.
Reference: ALPINE GARDEN SOCIETY PLANT ENCYCLOPAEDIA