53. Anaphalis nagasawae Hayata, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo). 20: 15. 1906.
永健香青 yong jian xiang qing
Gnaphalium niitakayamense Hayata.
Rhizome slender, slightly woody; stolons densely leafy, with terminal rosette leaves. Stems and sterile branches or stolons densely caespitose; stem 8-12 cm, slender, mainly ascending, simple, white tomentose, densely leafy. Lower leaves persistent during efflorescence, spatulate or obovate, 0.5-1 × 0.3-0.5 mm, apex rounded or obtuse; middle leaves oblong or lanceolate, 1-2 × 0.4-0.6 cm, base slightly attenuate, decurrent on stem into a narrow wing, margin flat, apex obtuse, without distinct short cusp; upper leaves slightly short; all leaves pallid tomentose on both surfaces. Involucre subspherical, ca. 1 × 1-1.5 cm, red-brown, thinly tomentose at base; middle phyllaries white or ochroleucous, elliptic-lanceolate, 7-8 × ca. 3 mm, apex acute; innermost linear-lanceolate, ca. 7 mm, with a claw ca. 1/2 of full length. Receptacle lacunose, glabrous. Capitula with numerous marginal female florets, center of predominantly female capitula with few to 15 female florets present. Corolla of female florets ca. 4 mm, rather short; male florets unknown. Achenes terete, ca. 1 mm. Fl. Jul-Aug.
● Alpine dry grasslands. Taiwan.