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111. Ligularia ianthochaeta C. C. Chang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 1: 321. 1950.

岷县橐吾 min xian tuo wu

Stem erect, to 45 cm tall, ca. 3 mm in diam. at base, proximally glabrous, distally shortly yellowish brown pilose. Basal leaves petiolate; petiole purplish red, ca. 13 cm × 1.5 mm, shortly pilose, base narrowly sheathed; leaf blade orbicular-cordate or subreniform, 8-8.5 × 7-8.5 cm, glabrous, palmately veined, margin coarsely dentate, apex rounded or truncate; sinus 1/3-1/2 as long as leaf blade, broad. Stem leaves similar but smaller, shortly petiolate. Distalmost stem leaves ovate, margin entire. Synflorescence racemose, ca. 6 cm, proximally branched; leaflike bracts lanceolate, shortly pilose; peduncles to 2.5 cm, shortly purplish red pilose. Capitula few; supplementary bracts narrowly lanceolate to linear, ca. 5 mm. Involucre campanulate, ca. 1 cm, outside shortly pilose; phyllaries 6-9, in 2 rows, 1.5-2.5 mm wide, apex triangular; inner phyllaries broadly membranous at margin. Florets 8, all tubular, 6-7 mm, higher than involucre; tube as long as limb. Achenes (immature) cylindric. Pappus yellowish brown, as long as tube of tubular corolla. Fl. Jul.

● Grassy slopes; ca. 2400 m. Gansu (Minxian).


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