Description from Flora of China
Shrubs, ca. 1 m tall. Leaves on long shoots alternate, deciduous in flowering seasons, petiole very short, marcescent, leaf blade flat, linear-lanceolate to ovate-oblong, 4-8 × 1-4 mm; leaves on branchlets tufted, 4-6, sessile, leaf blade linear-lanceolate, 3-7 × 1-1.2 mm, abaxially glabrous, adaxially white sericeous, base attenuate, margin entire, strongly revolute, apex mucronate. Capitula solitary, terminal on branches, sessile, ca. 1.5 cm, 4-6-flowered; involucre cylindric, ca. 1 cm × 5 mm; phyllaries 6- or 7-seriate, abaxially sparsely pubescent, margin villous, outer phyllaries ovate, 2-2.5 mm, inner oblong-lanceolate, ca. 1 cm. Florets bisexual, corolla tubular, ca. 1 cm, deeply 5-lobed, lobes oblong-lanceolate, unequal. Achenes terete, 5-6 mm, densely white villous; pappus dark white, ca. 1 cm. Fl. Jun-Sep.
● Dry valleys; 2400-3100 m. Xizang, Yunnan.