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Cremanthodium puberulum S. W. Liu


Description from Flora of China

Stem solitary, erect, 20-35 cm tall, 3-6 mm in diam. at base, shortly white pilose. Basal leaves petiolate; petiole 3-6 cm, shortly white pilose, base sheathed; leaf blade oblong or ovate-oblong, rarely suborbicular, 3.5-9 × 2-6 cm, both surfaces densely shortly white pilose, pinnately veined, base rounded or broadly cuneate, margin shallowly dentate, apex rounded or obtuse. Stem leaves 3-5, sessile, bracteal, oblong to linear, 3-5 cm, base semiamplexicaul. Capitulum solitary, nodding. Involucre black, hemispheric, 9-11 × 20-25 mm, outside densely white puberulent and dark brown pilose; phyllaries 12-16, in 2 rows, lanceolate, 3-5 mm wide, apex acute; inner phyllaries membranous at margin. Ray florets yellow; lamina linear-oblong, (2-)3-4 cm × 2-5 mm, apex acute, dentate; tube ca. 7 mm. Tubular florets numerous, dark yellow, 8-11 mm; tube 3-5 mm. Achenes cylindric, ca. 5 mm. Pappus white, as long as tubular corolla. Fl. and fr. Jun-Sep.

● Grassy slopes, alpine meadows, gravelly areas on mountains; 4800-5000 m. SW Qinghai, NE Xizang.


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