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58. Cremanthodium coriaceum S. W. Liu, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 77(2): 165. 1989.

革叶垂头菊 ge ye chui tou ju

Senecio scytophyllus Diels, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 5: 193. 1912, not Kunth (1818); S. dielsii H. Léveillé (1916), not Muschler (1909).

Stem solitary, erect, 35-55 cm tall, 3-4 mm in diam. at base, proximally glabrous, distally white arachnoid-puberulent. Basal leaves petiolate; petiole 7-12 cm, subglabrous; leaf blade ovate or broadly ovate, (2.5-)6-10 × (2-)4-5 cm, leathery, nitid, glabrous, both surfaces with prominent pinnate reticulate veins, base cuneate, margin denticulate, apex obtuse. Middle to distal stem leaves sessile, smaller, bracteal, ovate-oblong, base semiamplexicaul, apex acute or acuminate. Capitula 2-5, in raceme, or rarely solitary, nodding; peduncles 2-6 cm, white arachnoid-puberulent. Involucre hemispheric, 8-11 × 20-30 mm, outside white arachnoid-puberulent or glabrous; phyllaries 10-14, in 2 rows, lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, 3-5 mm wide, white ciliate, apex acute; inner phyllaries broadly membranous at margin. Ray florets yellow; lamina oblong, 1-1.5 cm × to 5 mm, apex 2- or 3-denticulate; tube ca. 2 mm. Tubular florets numerous, yellow, ca. 6 mm; tube ca. 1 mm. Achenes brown, oblanceolate, 4-5 mm. Pappus white, as long as tubular corolla. Fl. Jul-Aug.

● Grassy slopes, rocky slopes, grasslands, alpine meadows; 3000-4000 m. NW and W Yunnan.


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