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16. Ainsliaea mairei H. Léveillé, Monde Pl. 18: 31. 1916.

药山兔儿风 yao shan tu er feng

Herbs, perennial, 30-75 cm tall. Leaves in basal rosette, sessile; leaf blade lanceolate or narrowly elliptic, 9-18 × 1-3.5 cm, subleathery, palmate-pinnate veined, both surfaces densely gray-white villous, base attenuate, margin ciliate, very sparsely callose-denticulate, apex acute. Capitula sessile, 5-9 clustered, arranged in spikes, 2- or 3-flowered; involucre cylindric, ca. 3 mm in diam.; phyllaries ca. 5-seriate, subleathery, outer phyllaries ovate, 3-4 mm, abaxially densely villous, inner narrowly elliptic, 1.4-1.5 cm, glabrous. Florets bisexual, chasmogamous, corollas purplish red, tubular, ca. 1.2 cm, deeply 5-lobed, lobes linear, unequal, anther appendages rounded. Achenes obconical, ca. 4.2 mm, densely white villous; pappus dark yellow or yellow-white, 6-9 mm. Fl. Aug-Nov.

● Forest margins, scrub or grassy areas of mountain slopes; 2000-3500 m. Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan.


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