Phagnalon glabrifolium Rech.f.
Erect or ascending, ± woody, totally glabrous, perennials, (5-) 10-30 (-40) cm high, laxly branched. Leaves alternate, 10-35 (-40) x (-2) 4-11 (-15) mm, upper and lower ones narrower, middle ones broader, lanceolate, oblanceolate or spathulate, attenuate into a short petiole or sometimes sessile, apex acute to acuminate with entire or at least some of the leaves irregularly denticulate, sometimes undulate, green, upper ones shining, glabrous with prominent veins. Peduncle long, glabrous, bearing sometimes 1-2 leaves, capitula single at the summit of the peduncle, multiflorous, 10-15 mm in diameter; phyllaries in 5-6 series, outer phyllaries c. 2 x 0.5 mm, subulate, minutely microglandular to completely glabrous, acute with a brownish tip, middle ones 3-3.5 x 0.5 mm, subulate or linear triangular, inner most 6-9 x 0.5 mm, linear. Bisexual florets 40-60, 6-7 mm long, yellow, corolla tube sparsely hairy, lobes ± rounded. Anthers exserted, oblong, c. 1.5 mm long. Style rounded, included. Cypselas 1.5 mm long, terete, brown; pappus setae 5-6, ± unequal, 4-5 mm long, shortly barbellate especially in the upper half.
Type: USSR: Tadzhikistania, Daravaz inter pagos Lijgar et Jogwar ad Fl. Pjandsh. 17.8.1901, Alexeenko 1661 (LE n.v., Photo!).
Grows between 1600-2500 m in moist areas; Distribution: Tadjikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Kashmir (?).