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Carpesium szechuanense

Description from Flora of China

Herbs, perennial. Rhizome stout, with numerous fibrous roots. Stems 50-80 cm tall, pubescent, branched in upper part. Leaves alternate; lower and middle leaves petiolate; petiole 3-8 cm, wingless, densely tomentose; blade broadly ovate, 9-12 × 6.5-12 cm, abaxially white glandular, sparsely pubescent, white pilose along veins, adaxially hispid, base cordate or truncate, margin irregularly toothed, apex acute or shortly acuminate; upper leaves shortly petiolate or subsessile, elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate, base cuneate, margin subentire, apex acuminate. Capitula spicately arranged; terminal ones with bracteal leaves; axillary ones with smaller bracteal leaves or inconspicuous. Involucre hemispheric, ca. 7 × 8-10 mm; phyllaries 4-seriate, outer ones shorter, ovate-lanceolate, ca. 4 mm, abaxially pubescent, base membranous, apex herbaceous, acute, median dry membranous, ca. 5 mm, inner linear. Marginal florets tubular, ca. 1.5 mm, 5-dentate; disk florets tubular, ca. 3 mm, 5-dentate. Achenes ca. 2.5 mm. Fl. Jul-Sep, fr. Sep-Oct.

● Grassy slopes, forest margins; 1400-2500 m. Hubei, Sichuan, Yunnan.


 

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