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13. Eupatorium shimadae Kitamura, Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 1: 284. 1932.

毛果泽兰 mao guo ze lan

Herbs, perennial, 40-80 cm tall. Rhizomes short, procumbent. Stems erect, fulvous or purple-tinged, ca. 4 mm in diam. at base, usually simple, or with terminal corymbose synflorescence branches, rarely few branched, white puberulent in upper part, densely hairy on synflorescences and peduncles, glabrescent in lower part. Leaves opposite, thick, simple, abaxially pale green, adaxially green, sessile or nearly so; median leaves large, ovate-lanceolate, ovate-oblong, or ovate, 8-10 × 5-7 cm, base rounded or truncate, apex caudate-acuminate; from middle part upward or downward gradually smaller, but homomorphic with median stem leaves; all leaves abaxially with yellow glands, both surfaces white puberulent, densely hairy on veins, basally 3-veined, margin coarsely or shallowly serrate. Synflorescences terminal, of compound corymbs, 8-18 cm in diam. Capitula numerous, 5-flowered; involucre campanulate, ca. 6 mm; phyllaries 2- or 3-seriate, imbricate, outer phyllaries short, oblong or lanceolate-oblong, 2-2.5 mm, median and inner phyllaries oblong, ca. 6 mm, all phyllaries sparsely shortly pubescent, without glands, apex obtuse or rounded; corollas white or purplish, ca. 4 mm, with few yellow glands. Achenes black-brown, elliptic, 3-3.5 mm, 5-ribbed, sparsely villous, eglandular; pappus off-white, ca. 4 mm. Fl. and fr. May-Jun. 2n = 20*.

● Grasslands on slopes, rocky places. Fujian, Taiwan.


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