Kobresia minshanica F. T. Wang & Tang ex Y. C. Yang, Acta Biol. Plateau Sin. 2: 1. 1984; K. menyuanica Y. C. Yang.
Culms trigonous, or subterete in lower part, 30-75 cm tall, slender, 1-1.5(-1.8) mm in diam. Leaf blade flat, 1.5-2(-2.5) mm wide. Inflorescence narrowly paniculate, compact or slightly loose in lower part, 1.2-3.5 × 0.7-0.9 cm. Lower spikelets of inflorescence branches usually unisexual with 1 female flower only (occasionally bisexual with 1 basal female flower and 2-5 distal male flowers). Glumes ovate-oblong, 3.3-5.1 × 1.7-2.1 mm. Prophylls 2.7-4.4 mm. Nutlets 1.7-3 mm, beak ca. 0.4 mm. Sterile rachilla in female spikelets much shorter than nutlet.
Moist places, hillsides, among scrub; 2900-3800 m. Gansu, Qinghai, Sichuan, Yunnan.