Forming dense, dull green cushions. Leaves ovate-oblong to lanceolate-oblong, 2.5-3.5mm long, 0.8-1.5mm wide, margin entire, revolute in the upper half, somewhat glabrous, occasionally slightly farinose below. Flowers solitary, corolla yellow, diameter 7-8mm, tube 10-15mm long. Although first discovered in 1859 it has only recently entered cultivation from various locations in Kerman Province, central S Iran from around 2000m although earlier observations give it's range as high as 3400m. Fairly widespread in cultivation now but not always free flowering. JLMS02-01, DZ I 01-3, DZ I 01-04, DZ I 01-05, T4Z1060.
Reference: ALPINE GARDEN SOCIETY PLANT ENCYCLOPAEDIA