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29. Blumea sericans (Kurz) J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India. 3: 262. 1881.

拟毛毡草 ni mao zhan cao

Blumea barbata Candolle var. sericans Kurz, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 46: 188. 1877; B. cavaleriei H. Léveillé & Vaniot; B. gnaphalioides Hayata; B. hamiltonii Candolle; B. hieraciifolia (Sprengel) Candolle var. hamiltonii (Candolle) C. B. Clarke.

Herbs. Stems 60-100 cm tall, not branched or branched, white sericeous, more densely so in upper part. Leaves mostly basal, nearly in rosette; basal leaves obovate-spatulate, or oblanceolate, 6-12 × 2.5-3.5 cm, abaxially sericeous, adaxially white tomentose, later glabrescent, base decurrent into petioles forming wings, margin irregularly serrulate, apex obtuse; lateral veins 5 or 6 pairs, prominent; cauline leaves sparse, smaller upward, spatulate, spatulate-oblong, rarely oblong, 6-12 × 1.5-3 cm, surfaces densely sericeous or lanate, sessile or with winged petioles, margin regularly serrulate, apex rounded. Capitula 2-7 in spicate panicles, 6-10 mm in diam., sessile or with ca. 3 mm long peduncles. Involucre campanulate, ca. 8 mm; phyllaries in 4 series, outer ones 3-4 mm, abaxially densely white tomentose, apex shortly acute, middle and inner ones 5-8 mm, abaxially tomentose, margin membranous, apex acute to acuminate. Receptacle 2-4 mm in diam., glabrous, bullate. Corollas yellow; marginal florets numerous, corolla tubular, 6-7 mm, limbs shallowly 5-dentate, glabrous; central florets tubular, subequal to marginal ones in length, limbs 5-dentate, sparsely pubescent and papillary. Achenes columnar, 10-12 mm, pubescent, 4-10-ribbed. Pappus white, ca. 6 mm, scabrid. Fl. Apr-Aug.

Waste fields, grassy slopes. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, Taiwan, Zhejiang [India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam].


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