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40. Ainsliaea chapaensis Merrill, J. Arnold Arbor. 21: 387. 1940.

边地兔儿风 bian di tu er feng

Herbs, perennial, 25-60 cm tall. Leaves in basal rosette; petiole 2-6(-10) cm, wingless, villous or glabrate; leaf blade ovate, 3-6 × 2-4 cm, papery, palmate-pinnate veined, abaxially at least villous on veins, adaxially glabrous or villous on midvein, base rounded, margin callose-denticulate, apex obtuse or mucronate. Synflorescence axis solitary, obviously bracteate; paraclades in spike. Capitula 1 or 2 in 1 reduced paraclade, subsessile, 3- or 4-flowered; involucre cylindric, ca. 3 mm in diam.; phyllaries ca. 5- or 6-seriate, papery, abaxially glabrous or sparsely pilose, outer phyllaries ovate, 2-3 mm, inner oblong, 9-11 mm. Florets bisexual, chasmogamous and cleistogamous. Chasmogamous floret corollas tubular, ca. 1 cm, deeply 5-lobed, lobes oblong, unequal, anther appendages obtuse. Immature achenes terete, ca. 4 mm, ribbed, densely villous; pappus light brownish, ca. 7 mm. Cleistogamous floret corollas closed, cylindric, ca. 4.2 mm, hidden in pappus. Fl. Dec-Apr.

Open forests, sandy places near seashores; below 800 m. Guangxi, Hainan [Vietnam].


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