There is some confusion as to what the Griffith collection number is but it seems to be 3521 as the holotype is given as the sheet at Kew. Griffith's plant went undescribed for 50 years, but 20 years prior to his collection, Wallich collected and described it as Androsace cordifolia from Nepal. This is an efarinose, delicate species with thin textured leaves, ovate, rounded at the apex, rounded or cordate at the base, and undulate or remotely denticulate on the margin. The upper leaf surface is covered in in white septate hairs and the lower surface with reddish septate hairs on the veins. The habit is somewhat creeping and a thick woody rhizome is apparent. Scape is hairy, with 4-10 pale pink , exannulate, monomorphic flowers with a greenish-yellow eye. Bracts linear, hairy, calyx campanulate, hairy cut to a third into broadly ovate acute or obtuse lobes. Capsule is globose and included in the calyx. See related P. listeri, P. obconica, P. parva, P. barbicalyx. If you have an image showing the stolons, or rhizome please contact the webmaster.