Description from Flora of China
Gnaphalium yunnanense Franchet, J. Bot. (Morot) 10: 410. 1896.
Subshrubs, multibranched. Rhizome thickish, contorted; sobol or sterile branches erect or ascending, with withered marcescent leaves and axillary or acrogenous floriferous stems. Floriferous stems erect, 10-20 cm, white pallid arachnoid tomentose, rather densely leafy. Basal leaves or sobol acrogenous leaves rather short, spatulate or spatulate-oblong, 0.5-1.5 cm × 3-5 mm, rounded at apex; middle and upper leaves oblong-spatulate, 2-4 cm × 2-5 mm, base attenuate, decurrent on stem to a narrow wing, margin flat, apex obtuse or acute, with indistinct short cusp; uppermost leaves somewhat erect, acuminate, with short cusp; all leaves pallid yellowish white tomentose on both surfaces, 1-veined or distinctly 3-veined. Capitula numerous, densely compound corymbiform; peduncle rather short. Involucre broadly campanulate, 6-7 × 4-6 mm; phyllaries ca. 5-seriate; outer phyllaries brown or dark brown, oval-lanceolate, ca. 3 mm, arachnoid; middle ones elliptic-lanceolate, ca. 5 × 1.5 mm, apex obtuse or slightly rounded, white or yellowish white; innermost ones linear-oblong, ca. 4 mm, with a ca. 2/3 of full length claw. Receptacle with fimbrillate short hairs. Capitula with numerous marginal female florets, center of predominantly female capitula with 1 or 2 male florets. Corolla tube 2.5-3 mm. Pappus slightly exceeding corolla, incrassate at tip of apex in male florets. Achenes oblong, ca. 1.5 mm, densely papillose. Fl. Jun-Sep, fr. Aug-Sep.
SW Sichuan, NW Yunnan [Nepal].