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Pertya pungens

Description from Flora of China

Subshrubs, ca. 1 m tall. Leaves alternate; petiole 3-5 mm; leaf blade ovate, 3-5.5 × 2-4 cm, papery, 3-veined, both surfaces villous, base truncate or subtruncate, margin sparsely callose-denticulate, apex acuminate. Capitula 2-4-clustered on branch terminals, 7-flowered; involucre narrowly campanulate, 1.6-1.9 × ca. 0.6 cm; phyllaries ca. 7-seriate, abaxially glabrous or only outer phyllaries abaxially pubescent, apices acute to acuminate, pungent, outer phyllaries ovate, 1.8-4 mm, inner linear, 1.2-1.3 cm. Florets bisexual, corollas tubular, ca. 1.3 cm, deeply 5-lobed, lobes linear, 3-6.5 mm, unequal. Achenes fusiform, 6-7 mm, white villous, ribbed; pappus brownish, 1-1.2 cm. Fl. Oct-Nov.

● Stream banks. Guangdong (Hong Kong, Yangchun), Guangxi.


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