T: N Greece, Mt. Pangeon, 1800–1850 m. S.Snogerup & A.Strid 4934, cult. no. L134; holo: PR, iso: LD, PR.
Perennials usually 15–20 cm tall, densely caespitose; stolons absent; rhizome short; stems erect, slender. Basal leaves densely to subsparsely ciliate, 2–4 mm wide. Cauline leaves usually 2, with densely papillose-serrate margin; upper cauline leaves 1.5–4.5 cm long, 2.0–3.0 mm wide. Lower bract usually 1.2–2.5 cm long, shorter than inflorescence. Inflorescence composed of 1–2 subsessile and 2–5 pedunculate clusters; peduncles straight or flexuose, papillose in upper half or papillose throughout, usually without secondary branches; longest peduncles (including clusters) 2.0–5.5 cm long. Clusters ovoid to hemispherical, 4.5–7.5 × 5.0–6.5 mm, usually (2–) 4–6 (–8)-flowered; basal flowers of the pedunculate clusters not remote. Bracteoles 1.0–1.5 mm long, ciliate above. Tepals pale to dark brown; outer tepals ±equalling inner ones, 2.6–3.0 mm long. Stamens 6; anthers (0.5–) 0.7–0.9 mm long; filaments 0.4–0.6 mm long; ovary 0.7–0.8 mm long; style 0.7–1.0 mm long; stigma 1.7–2.2 mm long. Capsules obovoid to subglobular, equalling or shorter than perianth; capsule segments brown, 2.0–2.4 mm long, c. 1.3 mm wide. Seeds ovoid, (0.9–)1.0 mm long, 0.7–0.8 mm wide; appendage c. 0.3 mm long. 2n=24 [24BL], fide J.Kirschner, Preslia 63: 86 (1991).