Description from Flora of China
Herbs, perennial. Stems solitary or a few, densely branched, entire plant grayish tomentose or densely white tomentose. Leaves obovate-spatulate, 8-45 × 4-15 mm, lower one larger, glandular, basally gradually tapered into petiole, margin slightly undulate. Capitula numerous, in rather loose racemose synflorescences at ends of branches. Involucre 9-15 mm in diam., pubescent; phyllaries in 2 or 3 series, of equal length, lanceolate, ca. 4.7 × 0.5-1.2 mm, apex rounded. Ray florets 7-8 mm, with glands outside; lamina obovate, 1.5-2 mm, narrowed at apex. Disk florets: corolla 5-8 mm, sparsely glandular outside. Achenes 2-2.8 × ca. 0.5 mm, slightly compressed. Pappus in 2 series; inner ones of numerous 5-8 mm, pinnately scabrid whitish bristles; outer ones coroniform, ca. 0.5 mm. Fl. Jul-Oct.
Pebbly and stony slopes, sandy-stony riverbanks. Xinjiang [Afghanistan, Kashmir, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan; SW Asia (Iran)].