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28. Leontopodium stoloniferum Handel-Mazzetti, Acta Horti Gothob. 12: 235. 1938.

匍枝火绒草 pu zhi huo rong cao

Herbs, perennial, caespitose. Rhizome branched, with stolons up to 7 cm, with rosette suckers and flowering stems. Stems erect, 3-14 cm tall, usually solitary and not branched, white tomentose; internodes 3-10 mm. Leaves on suckers spatulate-lanceolate, 10-20(-30) × 2.5-4.5 mm, both surfaces with dense white tomentum, apex obtuse; cauline leaves spatulate or spatulate-linear, 10-20 × 2-5 mm, both surfaces with dense white tomentum, apex obtuse. Capitula 3-6, densely congested, ca. 4 mm in diam.; bracteal leaves 6-10, similar to upper cauline leaves in shape, size, and indumentum, forming a star of 1.2-2.5 cm in diam. Involucre 4-5 mm, densely white arachnoid tomentose; phyllaries 2- or 3-seriate, obovate-lanceolate, apex dark brown, obtuse or lacerate, glabrous. Corolla ca. 3 mm. Achenes pubescent. Pappus white. Fl. Sep, fr. Oct.

● Moist streamsides; 2900-3600 m. W Sichuan (Dawu).


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