Eriocephalus africanus var. paniculatus leaves are like tiny, grey fingers of unequal length and hairy, mostly in small groups scattered up the stems.
The stem-tip clusters of white ray and mauve disc florets structurally fit their Asteraceae family mould, although not looking the part and hard to associate with the daisy shape. This is mainly due to the small size of the few-flowered discs and the short, broad rays not forming a proper ring.
The fluffy white, cottonwool-like fruit coverings are much noticed in the veld after flowering, about identical to those of other Eriocephalus species (Curtis-Scott, et al, 2020; Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2015; Manning, 2007; Gledhill, 1981; iNaturalist).