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Anaphalis horaimontana Masam., Trans. Nat. Hist. Soc. Formosa. 26: 57. 1936; Kitamura, Mem. Coll. Sci. Kyoto Imp. Univ., Ser. B, Biol. 13: 246. 1937, 24: 48. 1957; Li, Fl. Taiwan 4: 781. 1978.


Stems simple, erect, 10 cm long, densely floccose, densely leafy, corymbosely branched apically, branches ascending. Leaves densely gray woolly on both surfaces; radical leaves small, obovate; median cauline leaves spatulate, 12-24×3-3.5 mm, apex obtuse, base narrowed, slightly sheathing; upper leaves smaller, linear, 5-6 mm long. Heads ca. 6, in corymbs, pedunculate. Involucre campanulate-globose, densely floccose, 6 mm across, bracts imbricate, 6-series, outer bracts brownish, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, subacute to obtuse, inner ones white, obtuse. Ray florets pistillate, many; corolla filiform, 3.5 mm long. Central florets bisexual, few; corolla tubular, 3-5 mm long, 5-lobed. Pappus-bristles 3.7 mm long.

NANTOU: Tashuikushan, Suzuki 13504 (Holotype!).

Endemic; alpine, known only from the type collection.

Anaphalis horaimontana resembles A. nepalensis in having few heads and obovate-spatulate leaves, but can be distinguished by the much smaller heads. It is also similar to A. margaritacea subsp. morrisonicola, but has fewer heads.


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