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22. Leontopodium fangingense Y. Ling, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 10: 175. 1965.

梵净火绒草 fan jing huo rong cao

Herbs, perennial, subpulvinate. Rhizome slender, prostrate, usually many branched, densely covered with brown relicts of leaves. Stems numerous, erect, usually not branched, 1-7 cm tall, equally leafy, whitish arachnoid pubescent. Leaves oblanceolate-oblong or oblanceolate, 7-15 × 2-6 mm, abaxially whitish arachnoid tomentose, adaxially whitish arachnoid pubescent or subglabrescent, base narrowed, apex acute. Capitula (1-)3-7, heterogamous or dioecious, closely aggregated, 4-5 mm in diam.; bracteal leaves 6-8, similar to cauline leaves in shape and size, forming a multiradiate star of 2.5-3.5 cm in diam., both surfaces densely white or yellowish tomentose. Involucre subglobose, ca. 4 mm, white tomentose; phyllaries 3-seriate, margin membranous, apex dark brown, acute, glabrous. Corolla ca. 3.5 mm. Achenes glabrous. Pappus white, ca. 4 mm, serrulate. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Jul-Aug.

● Moist rocky places on mountain peaks; 2100-2300 m. Guizhou (Fanjing Shan).


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