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Plants 8-6 cm tall. Branchlets dark brown, sparsely glandular-pubescent. Leaf blade linear, 6-5.5 mm long, 1-1.3 mm wide, base obtuse, margin spinescent-serrate (teeth usually ending in a glabrous, shining gland), apex subacute. Inflorescence subcapitate, ca. 1 cm long, 8-12-flowered. Bracts elliptic-ovate, 2.5-5.5 mm long. Calyx lobes linear-oblong, ca. 4 mm long. Corolla ca. 7 mm long; tube ca. 4 mm long; lobes rounded, ca. 3 mm long, patent apex usually slightly sinuate. Stamens, lower 5 attached to corolla, ca. 2 mm long. Style purple, ca. 1 mm tall. Capsule peduncle elongating in fruit to 7 cm long, pubescent.