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28. Ainsliaea nana Y. C. Tseng, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 31: 365. 1993.

小兔儿风 xiao tu er feng

Herbs, perennial, 11-18 cm tall. Leaves in basal rosette; petiole 1-2.3 cm, wingless; leaf blade ovate, 0.7-1.6 × 0.5-1 cm, papery, palmate-pinnate veined, abaxially red, sparsely villous, adaxially sparsely strigose, base shallowly cordate, margin sparsely callose-denticulate, apex mucronate. Capitula shortly pedunculate, arranged in panicles, 3-flowered; involucre cylindric, ca. 3 mm in diam.; phyllaries ca. 5-seriate, abaxially glabrous, outer phyllaries ovate, 1-3.5 mm, inner oblong, ca. 7 mm. Florets bisexual, chasmogamous and cleistogamous. Chasmogamous floret corollas tubular, ca. 9 mm, deeply 5-lobed, lobes oblong, unequal, anther appendages rounded. Achenes fusiform, ca. 5 mm, ribbed, glabrous; pappus dark yellow, 6-8 mm. Cleistogamous floret corollas closed, tubular, ca. 1.5 mm, hidden in pappus. Fl. Aug-Oct.

● Forests; 1200-2400 m. Sichuan.


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