T: Spain, Sierra Nevada, Puerto Lobo, 2100 m, 14 Jul 1923, P.Font Quer; holo: BC150865.
Perennial, usually 20–32 cm tall; rhizome long, creeping; stolons present. Basal leaves sparsely ciliate, c. 3.0–4.5 mm wide; cauline leaves 2–3, with upper ones 3.5–5.0 cm long, 2.0–2.8 mm wide. Lower bract usually 1.2–2.0 cm long, shorter than inflorescence. Clusters 5–8-flowered; peduncles straight. Bracteoles 2.4–3.0 mm long. Tepals 3.5–4.2 mm long, brown to dark brown. Anthers 1.4–1.8 mm long; filaments 0.4–0.5 mm long; ovary 1.2 mm long; style 1.4–2.2 mm long; stigmas 2–3 mm long, subpersistent. Capsule segments 2.8–3.2 mm long. Seeds oblong-ovoid, 1.1–1.2 mm long, c. 0.9 mm wide; appendage 0.5–0.6 mm long. Mean length of middle stomata in upper cauline leaves 44–45 μm. Polyploid, fide J.Kirschner, Pl. Syst. Evol. 200: 5 (1996).