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71. Ligularia vellerea (Franchet) Handel-Mazzetti, Anz. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. 62: 12. 1925.

棉毛橐吾 mian mao tuo wu

Senecio vellereus Franchet, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 39: 299. 1893; Ligularia vellerea var. gracilior Handel-Mazzetti; Senecillis vellerea (Franchet) Kitamura; Senecio primulifolius H. Léveillé.

Stem scapelike, erect, 15-63 cm tall, sparsely white puberulent, 4-5 mm in diam. at base, with a densely long white lanate circle. Leaves all basal, petiolate; petiole to 23 cm, base white lanate sheathed, distally narrowly entirely winged; leaf blade ovate, elliptic, or suborbicular, 2.5-15 × 3.5-12 cm, abaxially white lanate, adaxially glabrous, pinnately veined, lateral veins 12 pairs, base shallowly cordate, truncate, or cuneate, margin regularly denticulate, apex acute. Scape without bracteal leaf. Synflorescence racemose, 4.5-15 cm, clustered or lax, white lanate; leaflike and supplementary bracts to 3 cm; peduncles to 1 cm. Capitula numerous. Involucre campanulate, 10-12 × 8-10 mm, outside sparsely white puberulent; phyllaries 10, in 2 rows, lanceolate or rarely ovate, apex acute, mucronate; inner phyllaries membranous at margin. Ray florets 5-7, yellow; lamina oblong, 10-18 × ca. 3 mm, apex acute; tube ca. 5 mm. Tubular florets numerous, 7-8 mm; tube ca. 2 mm. Achenes yellowish, narrowly oblanceolate, 5-7 mm. Pappus pale yellow, as long as tubular corolla. Fl. and fr. Jun-Sep. 2n = 58*.

● Stream banks, forest understories, grassy slopes; 2100-4600 m. SW Sichuan, NW Yunnan.


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