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9. Crepis chrysantha (Ledebour) Turczaninow, Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou. 11: 96. 1838.

金黄还阳参 jin huang huan yang shen

Hieracium chrysanthum Ledebour, Fl. Altaic. 4: 129. 1833; Berinia chrysantha (Ledebour) Schultz Bipontinus; Crepis polytricha (Ledebour) Turczaninow; Hieracioides chrysantha (Ledebour) Kuntze; Hieracium frigidum Steven ex Candolle; H. polytrichum Ledebour; Soyeria chrysantha (Ledebour) D. Dietrich.

Herbs 10-25 cm tall, perennial, with a vertical to oblique rhizome. Stems solitary or several, green or basally tinged with purple, unbranched or 1-branched, sparsely arachnoid hairy but apically densely so under capitula and with dark green to blackish long hairs. Basal leaves crowded, oblanceolate, narrowly elliptic-oblanceolate, or spatulate, 3-7 × 0.4-1.5 cm, glabrous or adaxially sparsely arachnoid hairy, base attenuate into a petiole-like portion, margin sinuate-dentate to subentire, apex obtuse. Stem leaves 2 or 3(or 4), similar to basal leaves but smaller and narrower, base attenuate, margin subentire, apex obtuse to acute. Capitulum solitary or 2, many flowered. Involucre dark green to blackish, campanulate, 1.4-1.6 × 0.8-1.2 cm. Phyllaries abaxially white arachnoid hairy and with dark green to blackish long hairs, apex acute to obtuse; outer phyllaries lanceolate, longest to 2/3 as long as inner ones, spreading-erect; inner phyllaries 15-18, adaxially appressed hairy. Anther tube 4-5 mm. Achene reddish brown to dark purple, fusiform, ca. 7 mm, straight or subcurved, with 12-15 ribs, apically attenuate. Pappus white, 5-7 mm, persistent. Fl. and fr. Jul-Sep.

Gravelly areas on floodplains, stony slopes; 500-1500 m. Xinjiang [Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia].


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