Forming dense green cushions. Branches short, covered by imbricate marcescent leaves. Leaves 2.5mm long, 1-1.4mm wide, obovate-oblong, trilobate at the apex to entire, glandular. Flowers sessile, corolla yellow, diameter 6mm, tube 12-13mm long, lobes ovate-orbicular. First described in 1996 and subsequently introduced by four expeditions between 1998 and 2002 although these were initially thought to be the closely related D. zagrica from which it differs most notably by its hairier cushions and shorter leaves. Found on the border of Bakhtiari and Khuzestan Provinces, W. Iran notably on Tange Nafon and Kuh-e Sefid. Seed is regularly set in cultivation but many of the progeny are hybrids. SLIZE176, DZ I 00-48, T4Z121, JLMS02-69.
Reference: ALPINE GARDEN SOCIETY PLANT ENCYCLOPAEDIA