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10. Ainsliaea asaroides Y. S. Ye, J. Wang & H. G. Ye, Nordic J. Bot. 28: 196. 2010.

细辛叶兔儿风 xi xin ye tu er feng

Herbs, perennial, 20-80 cm tall. Leaves above stem base; petiole 2-13 cm, wingless, villous; leaf blade ovate to narrowly ovate, 3-11 × 2-7 cm, subleathery, palmate-pinnate veined, abaxially pale, villous along veins, adaxially glabrous, base cordate to subcordate, margin callose-denticulate, ciliate, apex acute to obtuse or mucronate extended from midvein. Capitula subsessile or shortly pedunculate, arranged in panicles, 3- or 4-flowered; involucre cylindric, ca. 2 mm in diam.; phyllaries ca. 6- or 7-seriate, papery, abaxially glabrous, outer phyllaries ovate, 1-2.5 mm, inner narrowly elliptic, 7-10 mm. Florets bisexual, chasmogamous, white, corollas tubular, ca. 6 mm, deeply 5-lobed, lobes linear, unequal, anther appendages obtuse. Achenes terete or subfusiform, ca. 4 mm, ribbed, villous; pappus brownish, ca. 5 mm. Fl. Jul-Oct, fr. Sep-Nov. 2n = 26*.

● Riversides in forests; 600-700 m. Guangdong (Yangchun).

Ainsliaea asaroides is very close if not identical to A. fragrans. It may no longer be possible to maintain them as separate species when additional gatherings become available.


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