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Carpesium cernuum L., Pl. 859. 1753; Kitamura, Mem. Coll. Sci. Kyoto Imp. Univ., Ser. B, Biol. 13: 277. 1937; Li, Fl. Taiwan 4: 820. 1978.


Carpesium cernuum

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Stems 50-100 cm long, robust, erect, densely white villous and crisp puberulent at base, much branched. Lower cauline leaves thin, spatulate-oblong, 9-25×4-6 cm, apex acute or obtuse, base contracted and attenuate into winged petiole, margins irregularly doubly serrate, mucronulate, densely white villous on both surfaces, upper surface green, lower surface pale; median leaves slightly smaller, oblong, apex obtuse or sometimes acuminate. Heads solitary, 15-18 mm broad, long pedunculate, subtending leaves many, linear-lanceolate, 2-5 cm long, apex obtuse, base narrow. Involucres cupuliform, 7-8 mm long, outer bracts leaf-like, scarious near base, white pilose without, inner ones narrowly oblong, scarious, obtuse. Corolla of outer florets tubular, 1.5 mm long, central florets tubular, 2.5 mm long, limb 1 mm long. Achenes linear, 4.5-5×1 mm.

HSINCHU: Litungshanchuang to Sankuang, Wang & Lin 1942. TAITUNG: Lanyu Is., Langtao, Leu 1383, Peng 10664.

Temperate regions from Asia to Europe. Taiwan, disjunctly distributed in the northern mountains and on Lanyu Is., rare.


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