Dasiphora dryadanthoides Juz., Fl. USSR. 10: 72. 1941. (syn: Pentaphylloides dryadanthoides (Juz.) Soják ; Potentilla dryadanthoides (Juz.) Vorosch.; Potentilla dryadanthoides (Juz.) Vorosch. ex M.Shah ; Potentilla phyllocalyx subsp. dryadanthoides (Juz.) Podlech );
C-Asia, Pakistani Kashmir (Gilgit, Baltistan), Jammu & Kashmir (Ladakh,
Rupshu, Zanskar)
as per Catalogue of Life ;

 

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There have been a lot of nomenclatural and taxonomic changes to what was known as Potentilla fruticosa and its varieties in the past. A very polymorphic ‘species’ varying in habit, indumentum, leaflet number, calyx and epicalyx size.
I shall leave it to you to decide who to follow as to its current ‘Accepted Name’.  I am at this time following Dickore & Klimes Ladakh Checklist (2005)- Dasiphora dryadanthoides Juzepczuk 
There appears to be no entry for this in eFI – under any name.
Flowers of the Himalaya knew it as Potentilla fruticosa var. pumila – common in the dry Tibetan borderlands to 5500m; a low prostrate shrub with tiny silvery-haired leaves. There is a line drawing.
Stewart also knew it as Potentilla fruticosa var. pumila from N.Pakistan & Ladakh @ 3900-5180m.
I am familiar with it from Ladakh and at Zingzingbar at the base of the Baralacha, Lahoul. 
‘Flora of Lahaul-Spiti’ knew it as Potentilla arbuscula var. pumilacommon on rocks and sandy-gravely slopes between Patseo and Zingzingbar.
‘Flora of Bhutan’ (1987) knew it as P.arbuscula var. pumilafrom exposed stony slopes @ 3900-4200m in Bhutan & Sikkim.
I am attaching a fine image taken by Feroze Khan & Mudita Badwhar thanks to Deepak Badwhar -illustrates the habit of this plant very well indeed.
Plus a shot scanned in from a slide taken in the 1980s – showing the habitat of the plant beside the Durung Drung glacier in Zanskar.  The ‘soil’ it grew in was largely sand.


References:

Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1 (Unresolved)
 GBIF  Flora of Pakistan (Potentilla dryadanthoides (Juz.) Viroshilov syn: Dasiophora dryadanthoides Juz.; Potentilla arbuscula var. pumila (Hook. f.) Hand.-Mazz.; Potentilla fruticosa var. pumila Hook. f.) FOP illustration  Flora of China (Potentilla fruticosa var. pumila J. D. Hooker syn. Potentilla arbuscula var. pumila (J. D. Hooker) Handel-Mazzetti) India Biodiversity Portal  

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