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30. Ainsliaea cavaleriei H. Léveillé, Fl. Kouy-Tchéou. 82. 1914.

卡氏兔儿风 ka shi tu er feng

Ainsliaea cleistogama C. C. Chang.

Herbs, perennial, 25-80 cm tall. Leaves basally clustered; petiole (1.5-)3-10 cm, wingless, conspicuously strigose; leaf blade ovate to oblong, 4-13 × (0.5-)3-7 cm, papery, palmate-pinnate veined, abaxially reddish strigose, especially on veins, adaxially sparsely strigose, base deeply cordate, margin obscurely denticulate, apex acute to subobtuse; cauline leaves (when present) similar to radical, 17-30 × 9-16 mm, shortly petiolate and cuneate at base. Capitula sessile or shortly pedunculate, arranged in panicles, 3-flowered; involucre cylindric, 3-5 mm in diam.; phyllaries 5- or 6-seriate, purple, papery, strigose apically, outer phyllaries ovate, 2-2.5 mm, inner linear to elliptic, 6-10 mm. Florets bisexual, cleistogamous, corollas white, closed, tubular, minutely 5-lobed, 3-3.5 mm, anther appendages shortly apiculate. Achenes oblong-elliptic, 3-4 mm, densely pilose; pappus bristles ca. 6 mm. Fl. May-Jul, Oct-Dec.

● Moist slopes; 300-1100 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Jiangxi.

This species is very similar to Ainsliaea fragrans, A. ramosa, and A. rubrinervis in its leaf blade ovate to oblong, leaf base deeply cordate, and petioles villous, but it differs by its phyllaries strigose apically.


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