21. Ligularia cymosa (Handel-Mazzetti) S. W. Liu, Acta Biol. Plateau Sin. 7: 31. 1988.
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Cremanthodium cymosum Handel-Mazzetti, Acta Horti Gothob. 12: 305. 1938.
Stems 1 or 2, erect, 7-45 cm tall, ca. 2 mm in diam. at base, proximally glabrous, distally shortly purple pilose and white arachnoid-puberulent. Basal leaves petiolate; petiole 5-24 cm, slender, base sheathed; leaf blade reniform, (2-)4-12.5 cm wide, abaxially shortly pilose only along veins, adaxially glabrous, palmate veins prominent abaxially, margin regularly undulate-dentate, apex rounded; sinus ca. 1/3 as long as leaf blade, narrow. Middle stem leaves smaller, reniform; petiole short, with enlarged sheaths. Distalmost stem leaves only enlarged sheathed; mouth of sheath shallowly dentate at margin. Capitula 3-6 in corymb; leaflike and supplementary bracts linear, shorter than peduncle and involucre; peduncles 4-40 mm, densely shortly purple pilose and white arachnoid-puberulent. Involucre campanulate, 8-15 mm, mouth to 1.5 cm in diam., outside glabrous; phyllaries ca. 13, in 2 rows, purplish red, oblong, petaloid, 2-4 mm wide, apex acute; inner phyllaries narrowly membranous at margin. Florets numerous, yellow, all tubular, 5-10 mm; tube 1-2 mm. Pappus white, as long as tubular corolla. Fl. Aug.
● Grasslands; ca. 4000 m. NW Sichuan, Xizang.