Description from Flora of China
Blumea hongkongensis Vaniot; B. hirsuta King-Jones, nom. illeg. superfl.; B. lessingii Merrill; B. malabarica J. D. Hooker.
Perennials, 1.2-1.4 m tall. Stems erect, pubescent at least above. Leaves subsessile or sometimes petiolate up to 5 mm, elliptic or oblanceolate, 4.5-12 × 0.7-2.5 cm, grayish abaxially, sparsely pubescent on both surfaces, base attenuate, margin remotely serrulate, apex briefly acuminate. Capitula in narrow often spicate panicles; peduncles 5-10(-20) mm. Involucre ca. 5-seriate, ca. 6 mm in diam.; phyllaries linear, 2.5-8 mm, appressed pubescent and sparsely glandular. Receptacle densely pilose. Corollas yellow, 5.5-7 mm, lobes of central florets with few glandular and eglandular hairs. Pappus white, ca. 7 mm. Fl. Oct-May. 2n = 20.
Grasslands, thickets; below 1000 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Jiangxi [India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam].