4. Ainsliaea acerifolia Schultz Bipontinus var. subapoda Nakai, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo). 30: 290. 1916.
槭叶兔儿风 qi ye tu er feng
Ainsliaea acerifolia var. affinis (Miquel) Kitamura; A. affinis Miquel.
Herbs, perennial, 40-80 cm tall. Leaves aggregated near median part of stem; petiole 4-12 cm, wingless; leaf blade subrounded, palmatifid, 5-14 × 5.5-18 cm, papery, palmately veined, both surfaces green, abaxially sparsely villous, especially on midvein, adaxially subglabrous, base cordate, margin cleft or lobed, apex acute. Capitula subsessile, arranged in spikes, 3-flowered; involucre cylindric, ca. 1 cm in diam.; phyllaries 8-seriate, subleathery, abaxially glabrous or apically pubescent, outer phyllaries broadly ovate or ovate, 1.5-3 mm, inner narrowly elliptic to narrowly oblong, 1.3-1.4 cm. Florets bisexual, chasmogamous, corollas tubular, ca. 1.6 cm, deeply 5-lobed, lobes oblong, unequal, anther appendages apiculate. Achenes terete, ca. 8 mm, glabrous; pappus red-brownish, ca. 10 mm. Fl. Jul-Oct.
Forests; 300-500 m. Jilin, Liaoning [Japan, Korea].
This variety is quite different from Ainsliaea acerifolia var. acerifolia, found in Japan, in its leaf blades shallowly 5-7-lobed (vs. leaf blades deeply 7-9(-11)-lobed).