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11. Carpesium nepalense Lessing, Linnaea. 6: 234. 1831.

尼泊尔天名精 ni bo er tian ming jing

Stems erect, 23-60 cm tall, robust, appressed lanate at base, branching toward base, flexuous apically. Lower cauline leaves long petiolate; petiole 2-2.5 × as long as blade; blade ovate, 12-18 × 2.5-4 cm, densely villous on surfaces, abaxially pale, adaxially green, base rounded or truncate, margin irregularly dentate or mucronulate, apex shortly acuminate; upper leaves becoming gradually smaller and with shorter petioles, ovate-oblong or oblong, acuminate; uppermost leaves oblong-lanceolate. Capitula 9-20 mm in diam., solitary, long pedunculate, subtended by leaflike bracts; bracts longer than or as long as capitula, oblong-lanceolate or lanceolate, coarsely serrate. Involucre cupuliform, 9-11 × 5-6 mm; phyllaries 4-seriate, equal in length. Corolla of marginal florets ca. 1.5 mm. Achenes ca. 3.5 mm. Fl. Jun-Sep, fr. Sep-Nov.

Mountain slopes, forests; 1100-3200 m. Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan].

1 Stems not white lanate; capitula 9-11 mm in diam.; corolla glabrous.   11a var. nepalense
+ Entire plant white lanate, especially dense on stems; capitula 12-20 mm in diam.; corolla sometimes sparsely pubescent.   11b var. lanatum

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