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1. Distephanus henryi (Dunn) H. Robinson, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington. 112: 238. 1999.

黄花斑鸠菊 huang hua ban jiu ju

Vernonia henryi Dunn, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 35: 500. 1903.

Scandent shrubs. Stems conspicuously angled, at first white lanate, glabrescent, most parts yellow gland-dotted; new shoots white lanate-tomentose. Petiole 3-5 mm, densely pubescent; leaf blade ovate, 5-12.5 × 2-7.5 cm, papery, abaxially glabrescent except for scabrid veins, adaxially glabrescent except for very sparsely scabridulous veins, both surfaces yellow gland-dotted, basally 3-veined, veins adaxially distinctly raised, veinlets ± netted, base rounded or broadly cuneate, somewhat oblique, margin entire, apex long acuminate; upper leaves gradually smaller. Synflorescences densely corymbose at top of stem and branches. Capitula usually 3-7, 12-18 mm in diam.; peduncle to 1 cm, slender, ascending, with 1 ovate-lanceolate bracteole, thinly white tomentose. Involucre campanulate, 8-10 mm; phyllaries 5- or 6-seriate, tips dark brown when dry, subleathery, ovate to oblong, ca. 2 mm wide, lower part glabrescent, upper part sparsely lanate, apex acute, outer ovate. Receptacle flat and foveolate. Florets 2 × as long as involucre; corolla golden yellow, fragrant, tubular, 7-8 mm; lobes linear-lanceolate, glandular. Achenes cylindric, 4-5 mm, 10-ribbed, puberulent and glandular. Pappus 2-seriate, yellowish; outer setae few, very short; inner setae 6-7 mm, scabrid. Fl. Sep-Nov.

● Sunny places on slopes; 1200-1400 m. Yunnan.


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