Description from Flora of China
Anaphalis polylepis Candolle.
Herbs or subshrubs, base ± woody, branched. Branches erect or unbranched, white tomentose. Leaves dense, sessile, somewhat adnate to stem, linear-oblong or oblong-lanceolate, 2-3 cm, 1-veined, abaxially white arachnoid tomentose or gray or reddish brown lanuginous, adaxially subglabrous, base weakly decurrent, margin entire, apex obtuse or acute, with short cusp. Capitula 7-9, densely arranged in corymbiform synflorescences; peduncle ash-gray cottony tomentose, as long as synflorescence. Involucre 5-7 mm; phyllaries snow white, glabrous, apex obtuse or acuminate; outer phyllaries ovate, shorter; middle ones ovate-oblong, longer than florets; innermost ones linear-oblong, as long as disk. 2n = 28*.
Xizang [Bhutan, India, Kashmir, Nepal].