19. Anaphalis elegans Y. Ling, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 11: 101. 1966.
雅致香青 ya zhi xiang qing
Rhizome thickish, woody, ascending, upper parts densely with withered leaves, with rosette leaves and caespitose flowering stems and sterile stems. Stems erect or ascending, 20-50 cm, lower parts woody, persistent, slightly slender, usually simple, with capitate-stalked glandular hairs and sparsely arachnoid hairy, densely hairy in upper parts, whole stems or lower parts densely leafy. Rosette leaves obovate or spatulate-elliptic, 0.7-1.5 × 0.3-0.5 cm, apex obtuse. Lower leaves caducous and lost by anthesis, oblong-spatulate, base attenuate and forming long-winged stalk, or base sheathlike; middle leaves elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, 3-5 × ca. 1 cm, base somewhat narrow or subrounded, decurrent on stems and becoming a narrow wing, margin flat, apex acute or obtuse, with small cusp; upper leaves slightly erect, linear-lanceolate, with withered long cusp; all leaves with capitate-stalked glandular hairs on both surfaces, white arachnoid tomentose at margin and abaxially, 3-veined, midvein thickish. Capitula numerous, dense, compound corymbiform, terminal on branches; peduncle 0.3-1 cm. Involucre broadly campanulate, 6-7 mm; phyllaries 4- or 5-seriate; outer phyllaries light brownish, ovate, ca. 3 mm, lanate; middle ones ivory white or somewhat reddish, obovate-oblong, 5-6 × 2-3 mm, apex rounded; innermost ones spatulate-oblong, ca. 5 mm, with a claw ca. 1/2 of full length. Receptacle with fimbrillate short hairs. Center of predominantly female capitula with female florets and 4-6 male florets. Corolla 4-4.2 mm. Pappus almost equal to corolla; upper parts of male florets pappus considerably incrassate at tip of apex, serrulate. Achene oblong, ca. 1.2 mm, papillate. Fl. Jul-Aug.
● Sunny hillside gravel slopes; 3100-3200 m. W Sichuan (Dêgê), NW Yunnan (Zhongdian).
No specimens of this species were seen by the second author.