Description from Flora of China
Herbs, slender, 20-40 cm tall. Stems branched from base, terete, pubescent with white hairs and stipitate glands. Leaves sessile, lanceolate, 2-4 × 0.5-1 cm, pubescent on both surfaces with stipitate hairs, clavate glands, and short whitish hairs, base tapering, margin distantly serrate with 2-4 teeth, apex apiculate. Capitula axillary and terminal, in short, dense, racemose panicles, subsessile to shortly pedunculate, 4-6 mm in diam. Involucre campanulate or columnar; phyllaries in 3 or 4 series, linear, purple red adaxially, outer ones ca. 3 mm, abaxially densely pubescent, apex shortly acute, middle and inner ones dry membranous, 6-7 mm, abaxially densely pubescent. Receptacle 2-3 mm in diam., alveolate, slightly pilose. Corollas yellow; marginal florets numerous, corolla tubular, 3-4 mm, limbs 2- or 3-dentate, glabrous; central florets 4-5 mm, with 5 ovate, acute, papillate and densely pubescent lobes. Achenes brown, oblong, puberulent, 10-ribbed. Pappus white, 3-4 mm. Fl. Apr-May.
Mountain slopes, fields; ca. 1800 m. Yunnan [Vietnam].