35. Anaphalis muliensis (Handel-Mazzetti) Handel-Mazzetti, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem. 13: 631. 1937.
木里香青 mu li xiang qing
Anaphalis yunnanensis (Franchet) Diels var. muliensis Handel-Mazzetti, Anz. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. 61: 203. 1924.
Subshrubs, multibranched, 10-20 cm tall. Rhizome thickish; sobol or sterile branches erect or ascending, white arachnoid tomentose, later glabrous, with dense leaves, and with tomentose acrogenous buds; cauline leaves oblong or linear-lanceolate, 1-2 cm × 1-3 mm, slightly decurrent, somewhat revolute on margin, withered, marcescent. Floriferous branches growing at tip of sterile branch, 4-10 cm, slender, white tomentose, densely leafy in lower parts. Basal leaves obovate-oblong, rosulate; middle leaves obovate or linear-oblong, 1.5-3.5 cm × 2-4 mm, base attenuate, decurrent on stem into a narrow wing, margin flat or slightly revolute, apex obtuse or rounded, with indistinct cusp; upper leaves erect or expanding, with withered long cusp; all leaves white tomentose abaxially, arachnoid adaxially or sometimes glabrous, midvein slightly convex abaxially. Capitula 5-25, densely compound corymbiform; peduncle rather short. Involucre broadly campanulate, 6-7 × 5-7 mm; phyllaries 4- or 5-seriate; outer phyllaries rufous, ovate, 3-4 mm, apex rounded; middle ones spatulate or elliptic, ca. 7 × 2.5 mm, apex obtuse or slightly rounded; innermost ones spatulate, slightly short, with a ca. 2/3 of full length claw. Receptacle with membranous appendages. Capitula with numerous marginal female florets, center of predominantly female capitula with 1 or 2 male florets. Corolla tube 3-3.5 mm. Pappus slightly exceeding corolla, incrassate at tip of apex in male florets. Achenes oblong, ca. 1.5 mm, glabrous. Fl. Jun-Sep, fr. Sep-Oct.
Alpine taiga, rocky places, grasslands; 3400-4000 m. SW Sichuan (Jiulong, Muli), NW Yunnan (Zhongdian) [Nepal].