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20. Parasenecio kangxianensis (Z. Ying Zhang & Y. H. Gou) Y. L. Chen, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 77(1): 49. 1999.

康县蟹甲草 kang xian xie jia cao

Cacalia kangxianensis Z. Ying Zhang & Y. H. Gou, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin 3(1): 130. 1983.

Rhizomes unknown. Stem solitary, erect, ca. 70 cm tall, striate, glandular hairy, naked below, with 1 or 2 large leaves at middle. Leaves long petiolate; petiole not winged, 9-10 cm; blade suborbicular, ca. 15 × 17 cm, papery, both surfaces glabrous or subglabrous, basally 7-veined, lateral veins upward furcately branched, base cordate, triangularly 7-lobed, margin mucronulate-denticulate, apex acute. Upper leaves shortly petiolate, very small. Capitula few, usually at apex of stem in lax racemes or compound racemes, to 10 cm; peduncles 1-2 mm, sparsely arachnoid, with 1 or 2 bractlets. Involucres narrowly campanulate, 6-7 mm; phyllaries 5, linear-lanceolate, outside subglabrous, with veinlets, margin scarious, apically acute. Florets 5; corolla yellow, 5-6 mm, with slender tube and tubular-campanulate limb; lobes lanceolate. Anthers exserted from corolla, ca. 4 mm, basally caudate. Style branches truncate, papillose. Achenes yellow-brown, cylindric, 1-1.5 mm (immature), glabrous, ribbed. Pappus pale yellow-brown, 5-6 mm. Fl. and fr. Jul-Sep.

● Forest understories on slopes; ca. 1400 m. Gansu (Kangxian).


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