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51. Anaphalis nepalensis (Sprengel) Handel-Mazzetti, Symb. Sin. 7: 1099. 1936.

尼泊尔香青 ni bo er xiang qing

Anaphalis nepalensis

Credit: Harvard University Herbaria

Herbs, perennial. Rhizome slender or slightly robust, runners ca. 20 cm, rarely ca. 40 cm; leaves of runner obovate or spatulate, 1-2 cm, with terminal rosette leaves. Stems erect or ascending, 4-45 cm (or plants acaulescent), white tomentose, densely or sparsely leafy. Lower leaves persistent during efflorescence, rarely withered, homomorphic with rosette leaves, spatulate, oblanceolate, or oblong-oblanceolate, 1-7 × 0.5-2 cm or larger, base attenuate, margin flat, apex rounded or acute; middle leaves oblong or oblanceolate, often rather narrow, base amplexicaul, sessile, apex obtuse or acute, with acerose cusp; upper leaves attenuate; or short stems without middle and upper leaves; all leaves white tomentose or cauliferous glandular pilose on both surfaces or abaxially, (1 or)3-veined. Capitula solitary or few, rarely numerous, sparsely corymbiform; peduncle 0.5-2.5 cm. Involucre somewhat spherical, 8-12 × 15-20 mm, exceeding disk; phyllaries 8- or 9-seriate, radiate in efflorescence; outer phyllaries puce except at apex, oval or lanceolate, 3-3.5 mm; middle ones white, lanceolate, 7-10 × 2.5-3 mm, acute at apex; innermost ones linear-lanceolate, 5-8 mm, with a claw ca. 1/3 of full length. Receptacle lacunose. Predominantly female capitula with numerous marginal female florets, center with 3-6 male florets; predominantly male capitula with male florets only, or 1-3 female florets outside. Corolla of male florets ca. 3 mm, ca. 4 mm in female florets. Pappus ca. 4 mm, incrassate at tip of apex in male florets, serrulate. Achenes terete, ca. 1 mm, hirsutulous. Fl. Jun-Sep, fr. Aug-Oct.

Alpine or subalpine grasslands, conifer forests, forest margins, scrub, valleys, riverbanks, river sands, rocks, rock crevices, among lichens on slopes; 2400-4500 m. Gansu, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan, India, ?Myanmar, Nepal].

1 Plants acaulescent, or stems low, up to 6 cm tall, rarely taller, with leaves densely clustered; capitulum solitary, among rosette leaves or at stem apex.   51c var. monocephala
+ Stems 5-45 cm tall; capitula few or numerous, arranged in sparse corymb, rarely solitary   (2)
2 (1) Stem thickish, 30-45 cm tall; capitula usually 8-15; lower leaves usually withered by anthesis.   51b var. corymbosa
+ Stem slender, 5-30 cm tall; capitula 1-6; lower leaves usually surviving during anthesis.   51a var. nepalensis

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