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2. Brachanthemum fruticulosum Candolle, Prodr. 6: 45. 1838.

灌木短舌菊 guan mu duan she ju

Subshrubs, 5-20 cm tall; indumentum of simple or bifurcate hairs. Stems many from base, ascending or erect, woody for most of length, branched mainly above middle; young branches finely appressed, grayish tomentose. Petiole rather long, thickened at base; leaf blade almost orbicular, to 1.5(-2) × ca. 1.5 cm including petiole, grayish green, finely tomentose, inconspicuously gland-dotted, palmately 3-partite, sometimes a few pinnately 4- or 5-partite, segments linear-subulate, apices cuspidate; uppermost leaves entire, linear. Synflorescence a lax irregular flat-topped cyme. Capitula (1-)3-15(-20). Involucres cup-shaped, 4.5-6 × 5-6 mm; outer phyllaries 1/3-2/5 as long as inner, margin membranous, light colored or pale brown, inner phyllaries with much wider margin. Ray florets (3 or)4-10(-12); lamina yellowish white, broadly ovate, 2.2-3 mm. Disk florets 2-3 mm. Achenes 1.8-2.2 mm.

Stony slopes. Xinjiang [Kazakhstan].


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