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Heteroplexis vernonioides Chang


Description from Flora of China

Herbs climbing. Stems olive, corymbosely branched above, branches spreading, lower to 16 cm, striate, gray puberulent, glandular. Leaves: petiole 3-5 mm, blade abaxially pale green, adaxially green, lanceolate-elliptic, 8-9 × 2-2.5 cm, surfaces scabrous, abaxially glandular, distal half hard papery, lateral veins distinct, connected toward margin, base cuneate, margin all or above middle sparsely serrulate, densely scabrous, apex acute; upper blade oblong, elliptic-oblong, or narrowly ovate, ca. 2 × 0.9 cm, base cuneate, margin entire, apex acute or slightly obtuse; uppermost subsessile, small. Capitula solitary or 2- or 3-fascicled; peduncles absent or to 6 mm; bracts ovate-lanceolate. Involucre 5-5.6 × 3-4 mm; phyllaries 5- or 6-seriate, outer ovate, obtuse, abaxial surface and margin sparsely pubescent, often glandular. Ray florets ca. 7; disk florets ca. 3, yellow, 4.5-5 mm, lobes incurved, outer 2 ca. 1.6 mm, inner ca. 1 mm. Achenes ca. 1.5 mm. Pappus ca. 4.3 mm. Fl. Oct.

● Limestone rocky sides in valleys. Guangxi (Jinxian).


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