Description from Flora of China
Plants grayish green, mealy. Stem solitary, erect, 25-56 cm tall, 2-3 mm in diam. at base, glabrous. Basal leaves petiolate; petiole 2-5 cm, narrowly winged, base narrowly sheathed; leaf blade oblong or lingulate-spatulate, 2.5-10 × 1.5-3 cm, glabrous, pinnately veined, base cuneate, gradually narrowed into petiole, margin entire or denticulate, apex rounded. Stem leaves 3-5, erect, adnate, tubular-amplexicaul; leaf blade obovate-oblong or oblong, 2.5-5.5 cm, apex rounded. Capitulum solitary, nodding. Involucre hemispheric, ca. 1.5 × to 2 cm, outside glabrous, blackish gray when dry; phyllaries 10-14, in 2 rows; outer phyllaries lanceolate, 2-3 mm wide, apex acuminate; inner phyllaries oblong, 4-7 mm wide, apex acute or obtuse. Ray florets yellow; lamina linear-lanceolate, 2.5-3 cm × 2-2.5 mm, apex acuminate; tube 4-5 mm. Tubular florets numerous, blackish gray when dry, 5-6 mm; tube to 1.5 mm. Achenes yellowish brown, cylindric, ca. 5 mm. Pappus white, as long as tubular corolla. Fl. Jul-Aug.
● Scrub, alpine meadows; 2800-5000 m. SE Xizang, NW Yunnan.