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34. Ainsliaea pingbianensis Y. C. Tseng, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 31: 365. 1993.

屏边兔儿风 ping bian tu er feng

Ainsliaea gongshanensis H. Chuang; A. pingbianensis var. malipoensis H. Chuang.

Herbs, perennial, 30-50 cm tall. Leaves in basal rosette; petiole 4-11 cm, wingless, densely fulvous strigose; leaf blade narrowly oblong or oblong-lanceolate, (7-)8-12 × 3-6 cm, papery, palmate-pinnate veined, both surfaces villous, base rounded, margin callose-denticulate, ciliate, apex obtuse to acute. Capitula shortly pedunculate, arranged in panicles, 3(-5)-flowered; involucre cylindric, 3-4 mm in diam.; phyllaries ca. 5-seriate, abaxially pilose when young and glabrate when old, outer phyllaries ovate, 1-2.5 mm, inner narrowly elliptic, 7-10 mm. Florets bisexual, chasmogamous and cleistogamous (at different seasons). Chasmogamous floret corollas tubular, ca. 9 mm, deeply 5-lobed, lobes oblong, unequal, anther appendages slightly rounded. Immature achenes terete, ca. 3.5 mm, densely dark yellow pilose; pappus dark white, ca. 7 mm. Fl. May. Cleistogamous floret corollas closed, tubular, minutely 5-lobed, ca. 5 mm, hidden in pappus. Achenes ca. 4 mm; pappus ca. 7 mm. Fl. Aug-Dec.

● Stream banks, moist areas in forests; 1300-1900 m. Guangdong, Sichuan, Yunnan.


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