30. Synotis muliensis Y. L. Chen, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 26: 54. 1988.
木里合耳菊 mu li he er ju
Herbs, rhizomatous. Rhizomes not seen. Stems erect, ca. 20 cm tall, branching in upper part, adpressed shortly pubescent or subglabrous. Leaf petiole 3-4 cm, fulvous puberulent, basally expanded; blade adaxially green, triangular-ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 8-10 × 5-7.5 cm, papery, abaxially sparsely shortly pubescent, adaxially sparsely fulvous setulose, palmately 3-5-veined, base broadly cuneate or cordate, terminal lobe large, triangular to lanceolate, margin irregularly triangular-dentate, apex acuminate or long acuminate; lateral lobes ovate-triangular or ovate-oblong, margin entire or 2- or 3-denticulate, apex acute. Upper leaves smaller, shortly petiolate, triangular-lanceolate to lanceolate, 3-lobed; lobes denticulate or entire. Capitula discoid, numerous, in terminal and upper axillary pyramidal thyrses, pedunculate or subsessile; peduncles densely lanate, with 2 or 3 triangular bracteoles. Involucres cylindric, 6-7 × 2-3 mm, calyculate; bracts of calyculus 2 or 3, subulate; phyllaries 5, glabrous, margin scarious, apically puberulent. Ray florets absent. Disk florets 5, conspicuously exceeding phyllaries, corolla yellow, 6-7 mm, with 3-3.5 mm tube and funnelform limb; lobes oblong-lanceolate, apically puberulent. Anthers linear, 3-3.5 mm, anther tails long; antheropodia slightly dilated at base. Style branches obtuse, fringed with papillae. Achenes ca. 3 mm, sparsely puberulent. Pappus white, ca. 6 mm. Fl. and fr. Aug.
● Forest margins, rocky places; 2400-2700 m. Sichuan (Muli).