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8. Senecio pseudomairei H. Léveillé, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 13: 345. 1914.

西南千里光 xi nan qian li guang

Senecio beauverdianus H. Léveillé.

Herbs, perennial, rhizomatous. Stems somewhat flexuous, erect, to 120 cm tall, simple or branched in upper part, puberulent when young. Basal and lower leaves withered by anthesis; median stem leaf petioles 2-3 cm, not winged, basally somewhat expanded; blade ovate-oblong or oblong-lanceolate, 15-20 × 4-6 cm, papery, sparsely shortly adpressed pubescent adaxially and on veins abaxially, midvein and veins prominent abaxially, pinnately partite into a lanceolate, acute, acuminate, or attenuate terminal lobe and ca. 10 oblong-lanceolate to subrhombic, irregularly dentate-mucronulate or lacerate-mucronulate lateral lobes, basally ± cuneate. Upper leaves smaller, with fewer lateral lobes. Uppermost leaves shortly petiolate or subsessile; blade linear or linear-lanceolate, margin sharply serrate, apically acuminate-attenuate. Capitula discoid, few to many in lax terminal and upper axillary thyrsoid corymbs; peduncles 3-5 mm, densely fulvous puberulent; bracteoles 2 or 3, subulate. Involucres cylindric or narrowly campanulate, 8-10 × 2-4 mm, calyculate; bracts of calyculus 3 or 4, subulate; phyllaries 8, purplish, linear or linear-lanceolate, ca. 1 mm wide, subleathery, sparsely puberulent, margin narrowly scarious, apically obtuse, purplish and sparsely puberulent. Disk florets 10-12; corolla red or purple, ca. 10 mm, with 4-5 mm tube and funnelform limb; lobes ovate-triangular, ca. 1.2 mm, apically acute, papillose. Anthers yellow, ca. 3 mm, basally shortly obtuse-auriculate, appendages ovate-lanceolate; antheropodia rather short, somewhat dilated in lower half. Style branches ca. 1 mm. Achenes (immature) ca. 2.5 mm, glabrous. Pappus white, 6-7 mm. Fl. Aug-Sep.

● Montane slopes, shaded places in valleys, among bamboos; 1700-3200 m. Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan.


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