Small, nearly glabrous biennial or perennial herbs; stem not thickened, non-fibrous remains of leaves sometimes present at base. Leaves 2-pinnate, pinnae pinnatifid, ultimate segments linear-lanceolate, acute; petiole winged and sheathing at base. Umbels compound, compact, stem bearing one main terminal umbel with 1–2 lateral smaller secondary umbels; bracts when present like upper stem leaves; bracteoles characteristically deeply pinnately divided into linear acute segments. Calyx teeth obsolete. Petals obovate, somewhat unequal, attenuate at base. Stylopodium rounded, slightly flattened, rugose in fruit. Fruit oblong, distinctly constricted below the stylopodium, mericarps subterete, slightly compressed laterally, ridges prominent but scarcely winged when mature.
Key to species
Schulzia dissecta (C.B.Clarke) C.Norman
Bhutan: S—Sankosh district
(Daga La); C—Thimphu district (Nya Tso, Shodu); N—Upper
Mo Chu district (Gangyuel Chu).
Ecology: Moist, rather open habitats, river banks, moorland, dwarf Rhododendron scrub, rocky areas, alpine turf. 3680–4900m. Flowers August–October.
Specimen List 
Schulzia bhutanica M.F.Watson
Very similar in flower and fruit structure to S. dissecta, but usually much less puberulent, and leaves larger with longer ultimate segments; plants 5–22cm high from rootstock, slightly larger than S. dissecta; leaves 4–12 x 1.5–4cm, with long filiform segments, ultimate segments (5–)7–17mm; flowers white.
Bhutan: S—Sankosh district (Daga La); C—Thimphu district (Phajoding to Dongshola, Tataka); N—Upper Mo Chu district (Lingshi).
World Distribution: Endemic to Bhutan.
Ecology: Moist to wet habitats: rocky areas in grassland, underhangs, stone walls. 3850–4100m. Flowers September–October.
Specimen List 
Note: This species prefers damper habitats to S. dissecta and flowers somewhat later.