Elytropappus glandulosus is a much branched shrublet with needle-like leaves. There are many gland-tipped hairs on the leaves. The plant is found on mountain slopes in the Western Cape. Clusters of small yellow-brown flowerheads appear in autumn and early winter. This is one of 10 species in the Elytropappus genus, all confined to the fynbos region. The most well-known plant among them is the renosterbos or Elytropappus rhinocerotis. The genus belongs to the Asteraceae family. This plant is common and not currently threatened (Manning, 2007).