4. Carpesium faberi C. Winkler, Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada. 14: 65. 1895.
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Carpesium hosokawae Kitamura; C. kweichowense C. C. Chang.
Herbs, perennial. Stems 30-80 cm tall, erect, densely pubescent, often purplish, branched in upper half. Lower cauline leaves long petiolate with petioles wingless, ovate-oblong, 7-10 × 2.5-3.5 mm, thin, base cuneate, apex obtuse to acuminate; median cauline leaves shortly petiolate or sessile, lanceolate, base cuneate-attenuate, apex acuminate; upper leaves linear-lanceolate, gradually smaller upward. Capitula numerous, ca. 4.5 mm in diam., solitary on branches, nodding at anthesis, subtended by many leaflike bracts; bracts longer than capitula. Involucres campanulate-globose, ca. 4 × 4-5 mm; phyllaries 4-seriate, outermost shortest, ovate, cuspidate, pubescent, median narrowly oblong, denticulate, rounded at apex, inner linear. Florets ca. 80; corolla of marginal florets cylindric, ca. 1.5 mm; corolla of disk florets tubular, ca. 1.5 mm, limb 4- or 5-lobed. Achenes 2-2.5 mm. Fl. Aug-Sep, fr. Oct-Nov.
Grassy slopes or thickets; 700-2000 m. Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Sichuan, Taiwan [Japan].
This species is somewhat similar to Carpesium minus but differs by its stems usually taller; lower leaves ovate to ovate-lanceolate, pubescent on both surfaces; and axillary capitula subsessile, arranged in spikelike form.