Anaphalis aurora Rech. f. & Edelb.
Branched, perennial, undershrubs with somewhat woody base, branches densely tomentose and glandular, 15-30 cm long, arcuate-ascending, internodes short, 5-10 mm long, densely foliate, usually small branches arising from the axil of upper leaves. Leaves horizontally spreading, linear lanceolate with acute tips, base attenuate, margins entire, ± revolute, densely white tomentose below, less above, 12-50 x 2-5 mm. Capitula terminal, arranged in loose corymbs, pinkish 2-3 x 2-4 mm, peduncle densely woolly, 1-4 mm long; phyllaries 4-5 seriate, bright pink, 2.2-4.5 x 1-1.5 mm, outer oblanceolate, acute or apiculate, middle, oblong elliptic acute, innermost phyllaries similar to outermost, all phyllaries hairy on lower part. Bisexual florets (functionally male) 2-3 and female florets 22-25 in predominantly female capitula. Corolla of female florets filiform, light brown, 1.8-2.5 mm, of bisexual florets 2-3 mm, dark brown, tubular with 5 glandular lobes. Cypsels oblong, brown, 0.6-1 mm long; pappus white, 2-3 mm long, setae bristly.
Type: Described from Hissar mountain range (LE n.v., Photo!).
Grows between 2000-3800 m on stony slopes, among rocks; Distribution: Tajikistan (Pamir Alai), Afghanistan and Pakistan.