A Chinese species, first found on Mount Omei, in Szechwan, by the Rev. E. Faber, and in 1900 by Wilson, who sent home seeds. I only know of it as a low bush of sturdy habit, with flat, stiffly spreading branches. Leaves 3⁄4 to 1 in. long, 1⁄8 to 1⁄6 in. wide; linear, curving slightly towards the end of the shoot, terminated abruptly in a short, stiff point; the base slightly the broadest part of the leaf, and truncate with rounded corners; the leaves are arranged on the twigs in two flat, quite horizontal ranks, very stiff, and so close together that the margins touch; dark green above, paler green at the margins and centre beneath, with two glaucous strips, each composed of about fifteen lines of stomata. Fruit (only seen in native specimens) egg-shaped, conspicuously tapered at the ends, 11⁄4 in. long, 3⁄4 in. wide, borne on a stalk 1⁄2 in. long. A striking evergreen, especially in the close, stiff, comb-like arrangement of the leaves.