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20. Anaphalis chungtienensis F. H. Chen, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 11: 102. 1966.

中甸香青 zhong dian xiang qing

Rhizome thickish or somewhat slender, woody, surrounded by withered leaves. Flowering stems and sterile stems laxly caespitose. Stems erect or ascending, 15-30 cm, unbranched, somewhat slender, light fulvous arachnoid lanate or white arachnoid lanate, laxly leafy. Rosette leaves spatulate-oblong, ca. 9 × 1 cm, base attenuate and forming winged stalk. Basal leaves caducous and lost by anthesis; lower and middle leaves lingulate or linear-oblong, rarely oblong-lanceolate, 3.5-7 × 0.2-1 cm, base usually equilateral, semiamplexicaul, decurrent on stems and becoming a broadly or narrowly cuneate wing, margin flat, apex rounded or obtuse; upper leaves linear, gradually acute, with withered long cusp; all leaves light fulvous arachnoid lanate on both surfaces and mixed with capitate cauliferous tentacles, inconspicuously 3-veined. Capitula numerous, dense, compound corymbiform or paniculate-corymbiform; peduncle densely lanate. Involucre broadly campanulate, 7-8 × ca. 7 mm; phyllaries 5- or 6-seriate; outer phyllaries light brownish, elliptic, lanate; middle ones white, oblong or elliptic, ca. 7 × 2 mm, apex acute in female florets and rounded or obtuse in male florets; innermost ones linear-oblong, ca. 4.5 mm, with a claw ca. 2/3 of full length. Receptacle with fimbrillate appendage. Center of predominantly female capitula with female florets and 1-3 male florets; predominantly male capitula with male florets only. Corolla 3.2-3.5 mm. Pappus longer than corolla, incrassate at tip of apex in male florets, dentate. Achene terete, ca. 0.7 mm, almost glabrous. Fl. and fr. Jul-Aug.

● Hillside grasslands; 3100-3800 m. NW Yunnan (Dêqên, Zhongdian).

No specimens of this species were seen by the second author.


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