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Flora of Taiwan | Family List | Compositae | Carpesium

Carpesium minus Hemsl., J. Linn. Soc. 23: 431, pl. 13. 1881; Kitamura, Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 41: 175. 1990.


  • Carpesium faberi C. Winkler
  • Carpesium hosokawae Kitam.

    Stems 50-70 cm long, erect, densely pubescent, often purplish, branched in upper half. Lower cauline leaves thin, ovate-oblong, 10-14×2.5-3.5 mm, apex obtuse to acuminate, base cuneate, long petiolate, petioles wingless; median cauline leaves lanceolate, apex acuminate, base cuneate-attenuate, short petiolate or sessile; upper leaves linear-lanceolate, gradually smaller upward. Heads numerous, 4.5 mm across, solitary on branches, nodding at anthesis, subtended by many leafy bracts, bracts longer than heads. Involucres campanulate-globose, 4×4-5 mm, bracts in 4 series, outermost bracts shortest, ovate, cuspidate, pubescent, median bracts narrowly oblong, rounded at apex, denticulate, inner bracts linear. Florets ca. 80; corolla of outer florets cylindric, 1.5 mm long, corolla of central florets tubular, 1.5 mm long, limb 4-lobed. Achenes 2.5 mm long.

    ILAN: Tayuanshan, Kao 3228. TAOYUAN: Paling to Lalashan, Peng 12120. NANTOU: Fenghuangshan, Kao 42. HUALIEN: Yenhai Forest Trail, Peng 12391; Tatung to Tali, Chen 166.

    Japan and China. Taiwan, in forests, ca. 800 to 2,000 m.


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