Dwarf caespitose adpressed retrorse-puberulent to glabrescent perennial. Stems prostrate, ascending, 3-4 cm, borne on subterranean caudices, 1- to few-flowered. Leaves glabrescent to adpressed retrorse-puberulent; rosette and lower cauline leaves ovate-cuneate, simply pinnatifid, 5-15 x 3-10 mm, narrowed into short petiole or ± sessile; median similar, smaller, shortly petiolate to sessile. Flowers sessile to shortly pedicellate, erect, terminal or axillary. Calyx lobes triangular-lanceolate, 4 mm, erect, with large, obtuse, reflexed appendages inflated and much enlarged after anthesis and concealing obconical prominently reticulate veined ovary. Corolla narrowly infundibular-campanulate, glabrous or with a few retrorsely adpressed hairs, to 10 mm, divided to 1/3 with 3-4 acute lanceolate lobes, violet. Style usually shortly exserted. Stigmas 3, short. Capsule hemispherical, erect, hidden by enlarged inflated calyx appendages. Seeds broadly ellipsoid, 1·3 x 1 mm, brown, with light margin, shiny. 2n = 34. Fl. 6-8. Schistose rocks and loose screes, 1600-2135 m.
Endemic. Closely allied to C. bipinnatifida Davis from Baba Da. .