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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 20-21 | Asteraceae | Cremanthodium

10. Cremanthodium pulchrum R. D. Good, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 48: 274. 1929.

美丽垂头菊 mei li chui tou ju

Stem solitary, erect, 15-40 cm tall, slender, ca. 2 mm in diam. at base, proximally glabrous, distally white and brown pilose. Basal leaves petiolate; petiole 8-12 cm, slender, glabrous, base enlarged sheathed; leaf blade abaxially pale green, adaxially green, reniform or ovate-cordate, 1.2-2 × 2.7-3 cm, glabrous, palmately veined, with conspicuous reticulate veins, margin coarsely triangular- or orbicular-dentate, apex rounded or subrounded. Middle to distal stem leaf solitary, bracteal, ovate-lanceolate, ca. 1.5 cm. Capitulum solitary, nodding. Involucre hemispheric, ca. 1 × to 1.5 cm, outside initially white and brown pilose, glabrescent; phyllaries 10-12, in 2 rows, blackish purple, oblong or elliptic, 3-5 mm wide, apex obtuse or acute; inner phyllaries broadly membranous at margin. Ray florets yellow; lamina ovate-lanceolate, to 2.5 cm, ca. 7 mm wide at base, apex acuminate, 3-lobed. Tubular florets numerous, 4-5 mm; tube ca. 1 mm; limb funnelform, ca. 2.5 mm wide. Achenes (immature) obovoid, ca. 2 mm. Pappus initially white, later yellowish brown, as long as tubular corolla. Fl. Jul-Sep, fr. Aug-Sep.

Grassy slopes, stream banks; ca. 4000 m. NW Yunnan [Myanmar].


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