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Distinctive silvery-silky convex cushions to 10cm high and 25cm across, with the bases of the old leaves adhering to the much-branched stems. Leaves narrowly lanceolate to narrowly ovate, entire, with pointed tips, 3-10mm long, their margins edged with lines of toothed scales. Flowers pale yellow, blunt-petalled and somewhat larger than is usual for the genus at about 2.5mm across, in dense umbels contained within a shallow cup of three to six, short, white-woolly bracts. Argentina and Chile in central and southern Andes to southern Patagonia in dry desert steppes and stonefields at 250-2500m.