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13. Leontopodium sinense Hemsley, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 23: 424. 1888.

华火绒草 hua huo rong cao

Gnaphalium nobile Bureau & Franchet; G. sinense (Hemsley) Franchet (1892), not G. chinense Gandoger (1918); Leontopodium arbusculum Beauverd; L. niveum Handel-Mazzetti; L. nobile (Bureau & Franchet) Beauverd; L. rosmarinoides Handel-Mazzetti; L. stoechas Handel-Mazzetti; L. stoechas var. minus Y. Ling.

Subshrubs. Rhizome stout, woody. Stems woody, numerous, 30-70 cm tall, usually branched, densely white tomentose. Leaves oblong, (7-)15-65 × 2-7 mm, both surfaces densely yellowish tomentose, base sheathed, apex acute. Capitula 7-20, heterogamous, in 1 or usually 2-5 corymbs, 3-8 mm in diam.; bracteal leaves 5-9, similar to cauline leaves but usually much larger, sparsely arranged, forming an irregular star of 2.5-7.5 cm in diam. or usually in compound stars. Involucre 3-4 mm, white lanate; phyllaries 3-seriate, inner ones oblong, apex light brown, obtuse, glabrous. Corolla 2.5-3 mm. Achenes ca. 1 mm, papillose. Pappus white, longer than corolla, serrulate. Fl. Jul-Sep, fr. Sep-Nov.

● Grassy slopes, thickets, riverbeds, dry mountain slopes; (700-)1300-3600 m. Guizhou, W Hubei, Sichuan, SE Xizang, Yunnan.


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