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1. Sinoleontopodium lingianum Y. L. Chen, Novon. 19: 24. 2009.

君范菊 jun fan ju

Plants perennial, pulvinate, 4-5 cm tall, densely white or yellowish lanate. Rhizome slender, woody, ascending or erect, with numerous flowering and sterile stems densely congested. Stems 2-3 cm tall, simple or 2- or 3(-5)-branched above. Leaves sessile, alternate and very densely set, ovate-oblong, elliptic-oblong, or oblanceolate, 2-8 × 1-2.5 mm, both surfaces white or grayish lanate with a distinct distal hair tuft adaxially, base narrowed, margin entire, apex obtuse. Capitula usually solitary, dioecious. Involucre 6-8 × 4-5 mm; phyllaries 5- or 6(or 7)-seriate, pallid brown; outer ones ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 3-5 × 1.5-2 mm, apex obtuse; middle ones oblong-lanceolate or oblanceolate, 7-8 × 2-3 mm, apex acute; inner ones linear-lanceolate or oblanceolate, 4-5 × ca. 1 mm, apex fimbriate lacerate. Florets 44-55 per capitulum; corolla yellow, ca. 3 mm, densely white villous in upper part; style slightly exserted, lobes ca. 0.3 mm; ovary ca. 0.5 mm, glabrous. Achenes ca. 1 mm, 1-veined, sparsely glandular-papillose. Pappus white, serrulate. Fl. Jul.

● Alpine glacial and gravelly slopes or rocky places; 4500-4900 m. Xizang (Mainling).

This species is characterized by the pulvinate habit, homogeneous florets, and corolla rather densely white villous in the upper part.


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