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32. Anaphalis oxyphylla Y. Ling & C. Shih, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 11: 107. 1966.

锐叶香青 rui ye xiang qing

Rhizome arranged horizontally; runners short, with brownish lanceolate squamiform leaves and dense slender roots. Stems caespitose, erect, 16-30 cm, slender, usually slightly twisted, simple or with short sterile branches, arachnoid lanate or usually glabrate on lower parts; upper parts densely leafy. Lower leaves caducous and lost by anthesis, oblong-lanceolate, 1-1.5 cm, abaxially sparsely lanate; middle and upper leaves becoming large, spreading, elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, 2.5-5 × 0.5-1 cm, base attenuate, almost not decurrent, margin flat, apex acuminate, with brownish long cusp 1-1.5 mm, apical and middle leaves somewhat equal in length; all leaves gray-brownish and fulvous lanate abaxially, brownish lanate and usually glabrescent adaxially, 3-veined, midvein slender, usually glabrous abaxially. Capitula 3-9, terminal or axillary, dense, corymbiform, 1.5-2 cm in diam., or laxly compound corymbiform with long peduncle. Involucre broadly campanulate, ca. 5 × 5-6 mm; phyllaries 5- or 6-seriate; outer phyllaries light brownish, oval, thick, scarious, apex obtuse, white; middle ones white in upper parts, ovate-lanceolate, ca. 4 × 2.5 mm, apex obtuse, with longitudinal corrugation; innermost ones narrowly lanceolate, with a claw ca. 1/2 of full length. Receptacle with fimbrillate short hairs. Predominantly male capitula with male florets only or 1-3 female florets present in outer layer. Corolla ca. 3.5 mm in male florets and ca. 3.8 mm in female florets. Pappus almost as long as corolla, slightly incrassate at tip of apex in male florets, dentate. Ovary 0.8-1.2 mm, with small glandular spots. Fl. Sep-Oct.

● Rocky hillsides. NW Yunnan (Gongshan).

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


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