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Pertya cordifolia Mattf.


Description from Flora of China

Subshrubs, 1-1.8 m tall. Leaves alternate; petiole 2-4 mm; leaf blade broadly ovate, 5-7 × 3.5-6 cm, papery, 3-veined, both surfaces sparsely hispidulous when young, glabrate when old, base cordate or shallowly cordate, sometimes subtruncate, margin undulate or sparsely denticulate, apex acuminate. Capitula 3-8 in glomerulate synflorescences, axillary, 4- or 5-flowered; peduncle 1-2 cm; involucre narrowly campanulate, ca. 1.2 cm × 5-6 mm; phyllaries ca. 8-seriate, abaxially pubescent, apices obtuse, outer phyllaries ovate, 1.8-4 mm, inner linear-oblong, 8-9 mm. Florets bisexual, corollas tubular, 1.5-1.6 cm, deeply 5-lobed, lobes linear, unequal. Achenes subfusiform, ca. 6 mm, densely hispidulous, ribbed; pappus light brownish, 1-1.2 cm. Fl. Sep-Oct.

● Margins of forests or scrub; 800-1500 m. Anhui, Hunan, Jiangxi.


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