Gnaphalium semidecurrens Wall. ex DC.
Short lived (biennial?) herbs or undershrubs, (14-) 20-60 (-70) cm tall, sparsely to ± moderately hairy, sometimes shortly glandular pubescent, stem often simple but sometimes branched beneath the inflorescence. Leaves linear lanceolate-oblanceolate, (17-) 20-100 x 2-8 mm, bases shortly or strongly decurrent, ± forming wing, apex acuminate to mucronate, thin, sparsely hairy on both sides especially on midribs. Capitula many, in corymbs, 2-4 x 2-8 mm; florets all female or predominantly male or female, peduncle thin, sparsely hairy; phyllaries 4-5-seriate, whitish, outer 2.2-3.5 x 1.2-1.5 mm lanceolate, obtuse, middle one 3.5-4 x 1.2-1.7 mm lanceolate, obtuse, inner oblong spathulate 3-3.2 x 0.8-1 mm with acute tips. Female florets filiform, 1.5-2.5 mm long, bisexual florets (functionally male, disc florets), tubular, 1.8-2.5 mm long. Cypselas of female florets 0.4-0.8 mm long, papillose; pappus setae thick.
Type: Ad Suembu Nepalensium, floret Junio Buswa Nwaris, Hamilton (K!).
A fairly common species between 2000-3000 m, in moist, shady areas and grassy places; Distribution: Pakistan, Temperate Himalayas (Kashmir to Bhutan) Khasia, Asam and Mynamar.