Description from Flora of China
Subshrubs, multibranched, ca. 60 cm tall. Rhizome thickish, with numerous sterile branches or floriferous branches, erect or ascending; sterile branches short, whitish cinereous tomentose, herbaceous. Floriferous branches or annual branches somewhat woody, often glabrous, with sulcus; internode 0.5-1 cm, rarely up to 1.5 cm; axillary buds growing into short densely foliate branches after efflorescence. Leaves expanding, elliptic or oblong-linear, 1.5-3 × 0.3-0.5 cm, abaxially thickly white or ochroleucous tomentose, adaxially arachnoid tomentose, indistinctly 1- or 3-veined, midvein slightly convex abaxially, base attenuate, decurrent on stem into a long and narrow wing, margin flat or slightly revolute, apex obtuse or slightly acute; upper leaves gradually smaller, apex obtuse or with brown cusp. Capitula without peduncle or with a short peduncle, 9 to numerous capitula densely forming corymbiform synflorescence, 1.5-4 cm in diam. Involucre cylindric, 4-5 × 2-3 mm; phyllaries ca. 5-seriate, imbricate; outer phyllaries usually brown, broadly ovate, ca. 2.5 mm, arachnoid tomentose; middle ones white, oblong-spatulate, 3.5-4 mm; innermost ones spatulate-linear, with a 2/3 or 3/4 of full length claw. Receptacle with fimbrillate appendage. Predominantly female capitula with numerous marginal female florets, center with 1-3 male florets; predominantly male capitula with male florets only. Corolla tube ca. 3 mm. Pappus white, slightly exceeding corolla, incrassate at tip of apex in male florets, serrulate. Achenes oblong, ca. 1 mm, papillose. Fl. and fr. Jul-Aug.
No specimens of this species were seen by the second author.
● Subalpine regions, Pinus forests. SE Xizang (Cawarong), NW Yunnan (Dêqên).