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5. Faberia cavaleriei H. Léveillé, Bull. Géogr. Bot. 24: 252. 1914.

贵州花佩菊 gui zhou hua pei ju

Faberia tsiangii (C. C. Chang) C. Shih; Hieracium tsiangii C. C. Chang; Prenanthes cavaleriei (H. Léveillé) Stebbins ex Lauener.

Herbs 60-80 cm tall, perennial, rosulate, glabrous or sparsely hairy. Rhizomes with many slender roots. Stem erect, branched apically, sparsely leafy. Basal leaves rosulate; petiole 12-14 cm; leaf blade broadly elliptic to ovate, 9-14 × 4-6 cm, base cordate, truncate, or shortly cuneate, margin shallowly sinuate and distantly shortly mucronulately dentate, apex acute to acuminate. Stem leaves with petiole 1-3 cm; leaf blade lanceolate, smaller and narrower but otherwise similar to basal leaves, apex acuminate. Synflorescence corymbiform. Capitula with usually 10-20 florets, sessile or pedunculate; peduncle (when present) 2-5 cm, slender. Involucre 1.2-1.4 cm. Phyllaries purplish red, abaxially glabrous; outer phyllaries triangular-ovate to lanceolate, longest 0.5-0.7 mm, apex acute to obtuse; inner phyllaries 8, apex obtuse. Florets bluish purple. Achene reddish dark brown, 4-4.5 mm. Pappus 7-8 mm. Fl. and fr. Jun-Jul. 2n = 34*.

● Densely shaded woods; 900-1500 m. Guangxi (Ziyuan), Guizhou (Guiding).

Faberia cavaleriei is rare and only known from a few collections.


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