Stems erect, 23-60 cm tall, robust, appressed woolly at base, branching toward base, flexuous apically. Lower cauline leaves long petiolate, ovate, 12-18×2.5-4 cm, apex shortly acuminate, base rounded or truncate, margins irregularly dentate or mucronulate, densely villous on both surfaces, upper surface green, lower surface pale, petioles 2-2.5 times longer than blade; upper leaves becoming gradually smaller and with shorter petioles, ovate-oblong or oblong, acuminate, uppermost leaves oblong-lanceolate. Heads 9-11 mm across, solitary, long-pedunculate, subtended by leafy bracts, bracts longer or as long as heads, oblong-lanceolate or lanceolate, coarsely serrate. Involucre cupuliform, 9-11×5-6 mm, bracts 4-seriate, equal in length. Corolla of outer florets 1.5 mm long. Achenes 3 mm long.
TAIPEI: Peichatienshan, Chen s. n. 1987. ILAN: Yunling Lodge, Wagner 6504; Yuanyang Lake, Liao 919. TAOYUAN: Lalashan, Peng 14651. MIAOLI: Hsiaohsuehshan to Hsishihshan Tunnel, Wang 1762. NANTOU: Fenghuangshan, Kao 36; Yunhai to Tienchih, Ho 610. CHIAYI: Tatachia to Paiyun, Peng 8968; Alishan, Peng 9015. KAOHSIUNG: Kuanshan, Liou 372. PINGTUNG: Peitawushan, Sun 190. TAITUNG: Haitung, Hsiangyang, Peng 11853. HUALIEN: Mukuashan, Peng 7291; Lanshan, Peng 9934.
India to southern China. Taiwan, on mountain slopes and in forest, 1,400-3,200 m.