54. Anaphalis acutifolia Handel-Mazzetti, J. Bot. 76: 286. 1938.
尖叶香青 jian ye xiang qing
Rhizome thickish, creeping, caespitose, usually with marcescent leaves. Stems erect, 12-23 mm, slender, 1-1.5 mm in diam., becoming slightly woody at base, white arachnoid tomentose, sometimes glabrate in lower parts; leaves at base persistent, short, membranous, broadly ovate or orbicular, brown squamiform leaves arising from base, internode 3-10 mm. Lower leaves persistent and withered; middle leaves somewhat spreading, linear or linear-lanceolate, 2.5-3.5 × ca. 0.6 cm, herbaceous, pallid or ochroleucous (when young), both surfaces tomentose or glandular pilose, 1-veined, base attenuate, not decurrent, margin flat, apex acute, with very short cusp; upper leaves small, equaling or exceeding synflorescence, somewhat erect or clinging to synflorescence, apex acute, with short or withered long cusp. Capitula 5-10, densely glomerulate, 5-10 mm in diam.; peduncle short to 3 mm, white tomentose. Involucre globose, ca. 10 × 15 mm, slightly exceeding disk; phyllaries 7- or 8-seriate, radiate, equal in length; outer phyllaries ovate-lanceolate, ca. 3.5 mm, base brownish, apex acute; middle ones white, elliptic-lanceolate, 5-7 × ca. 2 mm, claw deep brown, apex acute or acuminate; innermost ones linear-lanceolate, with a claw ca. 1/2 of full length. Receptacle without fimbrillate appendage. Capitula with numerous marginal female florets, center of predominantly female capitula with 5-14 male florets. Corolla 3-3.5 mm. Pappus white, filiform-dentate. Ovary ca. 0.5 mm, pubescent. Fl. Jul-Sep.
● Gravel slopes, gritty regions; ca. 3900 m. S Xizang (Yadong).
No specimens of this species were seen by the second author.