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Solidago decurrens Lour.


Description from Flora of China

Amphirhapis chinensis Schultz Bipontinus; A. leiocarpa Bentham; Solidago cantoniensis Loureiro; S. virgaurea Linnaeus subsp. leiocarpa (Bentham) Hultén; S. virgaurea var. leiocarpa (Bentham) A. Gray; S. virgaurea var. paludosa Honda.

Herbs, perennial, woody caudex shortly branched. Stems (5-)35-100 cm tall, erect, usually slender, solitary or rarely fascicled, simple or branched in upper part. Leaves: lower cauline 1-25 (including petiole) × 0.4-3(-4) cm, petiole 2-4 cm or more, with long wings, blade lanceolate to ovate, both surfaces puberulent or adaxially glabrous, upper margin serrate or entire; mid cauline petiole winged, blade elliptic, long elliptic, ovate, or broadly lanceolate, 2-14 × 0.4-2(-2.9) cm, base cuneate-attenuate, upper margin serrate, serrulate, or entire; upper cauline length from widest point to apex 6.5-31.5 mm, mean 14.3 mm. Capitula numerous in terminal, dense or lax racemiform or corymbose-paniculiform synflorescences, branches erect, inserted around stem, capitula attached around branch, rarely lower branches elongated terminating in separate synflorescences. Involucre 3.5-6.2(-7.7) mm; phyllaries 4-6-seriate, lanceolate or narrowly lanceolate, apex acute or acuminate. Ray florets 2-9, lamina 2-5(-6.5) × 0.9-2.8 mm. Achenes 2-3 mm, glabrous to sparsely strigose Pappus bristles 3.1-5.2 mm, inner (longest) weakly to moderately clavate. Fl. and fr. Apr-Nov.

This species is used medicinally for promoting hemostasis and for treating a variety of conditions, including snakebites, carbuncles, and furuncles. The leaves and capitula of Solidago decurrens are usually much smaller than those of S. dahurica.

Forests, forest margins, thickets and grasslands on slopes; below 100-2900 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Shandong, Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan, Zhejiang [India, Japan, Korea, Laos, Nepal, Philippines, Vietnam].

蒲岗保护区 Pu Gang Reserve


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