Description from Flora of China
Rhizome ascending. Stems solitary, not caespitose, erect, 10-18 cm, unbranched, densely lanate, with leaves at apex. Rosette leaves at base, caducous and lost by anthesis, smaller than middle leaves; leaves erect, light green abaxially, green adaxially, narrowly oblong, 3-4 cm × 9-12 mm, thin, both surfaces lanate and scabrid, base decurrent on stem and becoming a broad short wing, margin flat, apex acute; upper leaves smaller. Synflorescence dense, corymbiform. Involucre hemispheric when dry, ca. 5 × 9 mm; phyllaries 5-seriate, middle ones longest, longer than floret, apex obtuse, middle to apex white, somewhat brownish abaxially. Capitula with heteromorphic florets; female florets numerous and present in margin, corolla ca. 2.5 mm, pappus thinly scabrid hairy; male florets fewer, tubular, apex glandular, pappus dirty white, apex slightly thickish. Receptacle glabrous. Achene unknown. Fl. Aug-Oct.
No specimens of this species were seen by the present authors.