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11. Hippolytia kennedyi (Dunn) Y. Ling, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 17(4): 67. 1979.

垫状女蒿 dian zhuang nü hao

Tanacetum kennedyi Dunn, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1922: 117. 1922; Chrysanthemum kennedyi (Dunn) Kitamura.

Cushion plants, dense, 2-4 cm tall, with long thick roots; stems much branched, branches with dense thick leaf remnants. Leaves in dense rosettes at or near ground level; petiole 0.5-1.2 cm; leaf blade orbicular or flabelliform, 0.2-0.4 × 0.3-0.6 cm, biternately palmatisect or 2-pinnatisect, both surfaces densely dirty yellow, gray-white villous, or lanate. Synflorescence a large, dense, hemispheric glomerule, ca. 10 cm in diam. Capitula many; peduncle ca. 4 mm, densely villous. Involucres cuneate, ca. 7 mm in diam.; phyllaries in 3 rows, abaxially villous, especially in outer and middle ones, scarious margin dark brown, outer phyllaries lanceolate, ca. 4 mm, middle ones narrowly elliptic, ca. 3.5 mm, inner ones oblanceolate, ca. 3 mm. Florets yellow, ca. 3.5 mm. Achenes ca. 1.5 mm. Fl. and fr. Aug-Sep.

Gravelly places of alpine deserts; 4700-5200 m. Xizang [India].

The whole plant is used medicinally for treating laryngitis.


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