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25. Ainsliaea crassifolia C. C. Chang, Sinensia. 6: 549. 1935.

厚叶兔儿风 hou ye tu er feng

Herbs, perennial, 40-80 cm tall. Leaves in basal rosette; petiole 4-11 cm, wingless, densely white lanuginous; leaf blade ovate, 9-13 × 6-12 cm, papery, palmate-pinnate veined, abaxially white, densely white lanuginous, adaxially green, sparsely white lanuginous, base cordate, margin obviously dentate, apex obtuse or rounded. Capitula sessile, solitary or 2 or 3 arranged in spikes, 3-flowered; involucre cylindric, 6-7 mm in diam.; phyllaries ca. 5-seriate, papery, abaxially subglabrous, outer phyllaries ovate, 2-3 mm, inner lanceolate, ca. 11 mm. Florets bisexual, chasmogamous, corollas white or pink, tubular, ca. 1.5 cm, deeply 5-lobed, lobes linear, unequal, anther appendages rounded. Immature achenes awl-shaped, ca. 2.5 mm, sparsely villous; pappus dark white, 11-12 mm. Fl. Jul-Jan.

● Forests, forest margins, grassy areas of mountain slopes; 2800-3000 m. Sichuan, Yunnan.


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