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24. Aster hispidus Thunberg, Nova Acta Regiae Soc. Sci. Upsal. 4: 39. 1783.

狗娃花 gou wa hua

Aster batakensis Hayata; A. fusanensis H. Léveillé & Vaniot; A. hispidus var. decipiens (Maximowicz) Y. Ling; A. hispidus var. heterochaeta Franchet & Savatier; A. hispidus var. mesochaeta Franchet & Savatier; A. hispidus var. microphyllus Pampanini; A. oldhamii Hemsley var. batakensis (Hayata) Sasaki; A. omerophyllus Hayata; A. rufopappus Hayata; Heteropappus decipiens Maximowicz; H. hispidus (Thunberg) Lessing; H. hispidus f. decipiens (Maximowicz) Komarov; H. hispidus var. decipiens (Maximowicz) Voroschilov; H. incisus Siebold & Zuccarini; H. pinetorum Komarov; Kalimeris hispida (Thunberg) Nees.

Herbs, annual or biennial, 30-50(-150) cm tall; taproot vertical, fusiform. Stems solitary or sometimes several fascicled, branched, strigose or hispid, glabrescent in lower part. Leaves thin, sparsely strigose or glabrous, margin ciliate, midvein and secondary veins prominent; basal and lower cauline leaves withered by anthesis, long petiolate; blade obovate, 4-13 × 0.5-1.5 cm, attenuate, margin entire or remotely serrate, apex obtuse or rounded; middle leaves oblong-lanceolate or linear, 3-7 × 0.3-1.5 cm, margin often entire; upper leaves reduced in size, linear. Capitula radiate, in broad corymbiform synflorescences, 3-5 cm in diam., long pedunculate. Involucres hemispheric, 7-8 × 10-20 mm; phyllaries 2-seriate, subequal, abaxially strigose, often glandular; outer phyllaries linear-lanceolate, ca. 1 mm wide, leaflike; inner phyllaries rhombic-lanceolate, margin scarious, strigose. Ray florets ca. 30, reddish or white, tube ca. 2 mm, lamina linear-oblong, 12-20 × 2.5-4 mm; disk florets 5-7 mm, tube 1.5-2 mm, lobes unequal, 1-1.5 mm. Achenes obovoid, compressed, 2.5-3 × ca. 1.5 mm, strigose, marginally finely 2-ribbed. Pappus of ray florets a crown of scales ca. 0.5 mm, of disk florets white, later red tinged, bristles nearly equaling corolla. Fl. Jul-Sep, fr. Aug-Oct.

Forest margins, grasslands, roadsides; sea level to 2400 m. Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Hubei, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Nei Mongol, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, N, NE, and NW Sichuan, Taiwan, Zhejiang [Japan, Korea, Mongolia, E Russia].


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