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26. Ainsliaea elegans Hemsley, Hooker’s Icon. Pl. 28: t. 2747. 1902.

秀丽兔儿风 xiu li tu er feng

Herbs, perennial, 0.3-1.2 m tall. Leaves in basal rosette; petiole 10-30 cm, wingless, villous; leaf blade cordate or ovate-cordate, 8-22 × 4.5-14 cm, subleathery, palmate-pinnate veined, base deeply cordate, margin sparsely callose-denticulate, ciliate, apex obtuse. Capitula subsessile or shortly pedunculate, arranged in panicles, 2(or 3)-flowered; involucre cylindric, ca. 3.5 mm; phyllaries ca. 5-seriate, subleathery, abaxially apically pilose, outer phyllaries ovate, 3-3.5 mm, inner oblong, 1-1.2 cm. Florets bisexual, chasmogamous, corollas white, tubular, ca. 1.6 cm, deeply 5-lobed, lobes linear, unequal, anther appendages truncate or slightly emarginate. Achenes terete, ca. 5.5 mm, densely white pilose; pappus yellow-white, 8-9 mm. Fl. Nov-Mar.

Limestone forests; 1000-2500 m. Guizhou, Yunnan [Vietnam].

1 Leaf blade abaxially densely white lanuginous.   26a var. elegans
+ Leaf blade abaxially densely strigose   26b var. strigosa

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