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107. Ligularia chekiangensis Kitamura, J. Jap. Bot. 21: 53. 1947.

浙江橐吾 zhe jiang tuo wu

Stem erect, to 100 cm tall, distally shortly pilose. Basal leaves petiolate; petiole to 21 cm, shortly pilose, base narrowly sheathed; leaf blade abaxially pale green, adaxially green, cordate, ca. 8.5 × 13 cm, abaxially shortly pilose along veins, margin mucronate-dentate. Proximal stem leaves petiolate; petiole to 21 cm; leaf blade cordate, to 18 cm, base cordate-sagittate. Middle to distal stem leaves small, shortly petiolate; leaf blade reniform-cordate. Distalmost stem leaves bracteal, lanceolate. Synflorescence racemose, narrow; leaflike bracts lanceolate; peduncles shorter. Capitula numerous. Involucre tubular, ca. 1.6 × 1.2-1.4 cm; phyllaries 8, in 2 rows, lanceolate, apex densely ciliate. Florets 27 or 28, all tubular, 1.4-1.7 cm; tube 6.5-9 mm. Pappus dirty brown, to 9 mm, as long as tube of tubular corolla. Fl. and fr. unknown.

● Forest understories, grassy slopes; ca. 1100 m. ?Anhui, Zhejiang (W Tianmu Shan).


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