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Heteroplexis sericophylla Y. L. Chen


Description from Flora of China

Herbs, erect. Stems gray-brown, simple or branched, striate, densely gray puberulent, eglandular. Leaves: petiole 2-3 mm, blade hard papery; mid cauline lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, 11-14 × 2-2.5 cm, abaxially gray-green, densely white villous, adaxially green, strigose, lateral veins indistinct, base cuneate, margin entire or above middle ± sparsely serrulate, teeth mucronate, apex acuminate or long acuminate; upper subsessile, narrowly lanceolate, 6.5-10 × 1-1.8 cm, margin entire, apex acuminate; uppermost reduced, linear-lanceolate. Capitula solitary or 2- or 3-fascicled in leaf axils of short branches and in corymbiform synflorescences, shortly pedunculate or sessile; bracts linear-lanceolate. Involucre cylindric-campanulate, 3-4 × ca. 3 mm; phyllaries 5-seriate, obtuse, outer ovate, 1.5-1.8 mm, inner oblong, ca. 4 mm, white villous, margin ciliate, 1-veined. Ray florets 6 or 7, 1-seriate, lamina fine, ca. 0.5 mm; disk florets 5 or 6, 3.7-4 mm, lobes lanceolate, apex white puberulent. Achenes oblong, ca. 1.3 mm, 2-ribbed on both sides. Pappus ca. 3.5 mm. Fl. Sep-Oct.

● Open forests on hills; ca. 400 m. Guangxi.


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