57. Ligularia lingiana S. W. Liu, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 5(4): 72. 1985.
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Plants grayish green. Stem erect, to 120 cm tall, 3-4 mm in diam. at base, glabrous. Basal leaves not seen. Middle stem leaves sessile; leaf blade elliptic or oblong, 10-15 × 6-10.5 cm, leathery, glabrous, pinnately veined, midvein strong, with conspicuous prominent reticulate veins on both surfaces, base cuneate, semiamplexicaul, margin undulately shallowly dentate, apex rounded. Distal stem leaves sessile, smaller, oblong, with conspicuous reticulate veins, apex acute or acuminate. Synflorescence racemose, lax, to 15 cm; leaflike bracts reddish yellow or yellowish brown when dry, ovate-oblong to lanceolate, 2-5 × 1.5-2.5 cm, smaller distally, membranous, with conspicuous reticulate veins, apex acuminate; peduncles to 2 cm, often curved. Capitula 6, nodding; supplementary bracts linear-lanceolate. Involucre broadly campanulate, 1-1.2 × ca. 1 cm, base subtruncate; phyllaries 8-10, in 2 rows, dark brown, lanceolate or oblong, apex acute; inner phyllaries broader, ca. 5 mm wide, margin membranous. Florets numerous, all tubular, yellow, 6-7 mm; tube ca. 2 mm. Achenes pale brown, oblong, 4.5-5 mm, with 4 ribs. Pappus white, as long as tubular corolla. Fl. and fr. Aug.
● Scrub, forest margins; ca. 3600 m. Sichuan (Muli).