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14. Ligularia curvisquama Handel-Mazzetti, Symb. Sin. 7: 1134. 1936.

弯苞橐吾 wan bao tuo wu

Senecio curvisquamus (Handel-Mazzetti) C. C. Chang; S. curvisquamus var. robustus C. C. Chang.

Stem erect, to 70 cm tall, 9-27 mm in diam. at base, shortly yellowish brown pilose. Basal leaves petiolate; petiole to 24 cm, ca. 5 cm wide, shortly yellowish brown pilose, base sheathed; sheath to 5 cm; leaf blade reniform, 8-9 × 18-20 cm, both surfaces sparsely shortly pilose, palmately veined, base cordate, margin dentate, between teeth ciliate, apex retuse; sinus ca. 1/3 as long as leaf blade, broad, basal lobes orbicular. Middle and distal stem leaves shortly petiolate; sheath enlarged into a leaf blade, to 6 cm wide, not amplexicaul, margin laciniate; leaf blade reniform, 3-8 cm, to 10 cm wide, abaxially shortly pilose. Corymbs compound, branched, not spreading; branches erect, to 23 cm, fasciated, densely shortly yellowish brown pilose. Capitula numerous; leaflike and supplementary bracts smaller, subulate; peduncles 2-10 mm, shortly yellowish brown pilose. Involucre narrowly turbinate, 6-8 mm, mouth ca. 6 mm in diam.; phyllaries 7-10, lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, outside glabrous, apex caudate-acuminate, curved, dark brown, ciliate; inner phyllaries 2-2.5 mm wide, margin membranous. Ray floret 1, yellow; lamina short, narrow, as long as tubular florets, rarely absent. Tubular florets 8 or 9, 6-10 mm, wholly extending from involucre in fruit; tube ca. 2.5 mm. Achenes brown, cylindric, to 7 mm. Pappus brown above, purplish brown below, as long as tube of tubular corolla. Fl. and fr. Jul-Nov.

● Stream banks, bogs, forest understories, grassland slopes; ca. 4000 m. NW Yunnan.


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