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2. Hippolytia desmantha C. Shih, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 17(4): 63. 1979.

束伞女蒿 shu san nü hao

Subshrubs, 10-15 cm tall; old branches gray; young branches greenish or brown-green, pubescent with appressed powdery hairs. Leaves with petioles ca. 5 mm; leaf blade ovate, elliptic, obliquely elliptic, or narrowly flabelliform, 0.5-2 × 1-1.5 cm, both surfaces green, glabrous, 2-pinnatisect; primary lateral segments 2- or 3-paired; ultimate segments linear, narrowly elliptic, or lanceolate; leaves below synflorescence sometimes pinnatisect. Capitula 3-5, fascicled-corymbose at apices of branches, pedunculate; peduncle slender, ca. 1.5 cm, pubescent with appressed powdery hairs. Involucres campanulate, 4-5 mm in diam.; phyllaries in 4 rows, rigidly herbaceous, glossy, yellow-white or straw-colored, margin brownish, outer ones triangular-ovate, 1.5-2 mm, middle and inner ones narrowly elliptic or oblanceolate, ca. 4 mm. Florets yellow, ca. 3.2 mm. Achenes ca. 2 mm. Fl. and fr. Aug.

● Meadows, rock outcrops on valley slopes; 3800-3900 m. Qinghai (Yushu).


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