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1. Faberia lancifolia J. Anthony, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 18: 196. 1934.

披针叶花佩菊 pi zhen ye hua pei ju

Lactuca glabra C. C. Chang (1934), not Candolle (1838).

Herbs 30-70 cm tall, perennial. Rhizomes short, oblique, with many slender roots. Stem erect, ± branched from middle, sparsely hairy especially apically, leafy especially in basal portion. Basal leaves lanceolate and attenuate into a petiole-like basal portion to 1/3 of its length, 9-21 × 1-2.5 cm, base narrow, margin entire, apex acute to acuminate. Stem leaves usually 4 or 5, rather distant, similar to basal leaves but successively smaller; uppermost stem leaves reduced to linear-lanceolate bracts. Synflorescence narrowly paniculiform, with many capitula; branches wiry, spreading-erect, mostly 3-7 cm, with (1 or)2-6 capitula. Capitula with ca. 10 florets; peduncle 0.5-2 cm, conspicuously bracteate; bracts linear-lanceolate, 2-3 mm, spreading. Involucre purplish, 1-1.3 cm. Outer phyllaries linear-lanceolate, longest 5-6 mm; inner phyllaries ca. 6. Florets dark bluish purple. Achene pale brown, 3-4 mm. Pappus 5-6 mm. Fl. and fr. Aug-Sep.

● Crevices and ledges of cliffs by streams; 2100-2500 m. Yunnan (Tengchong).

Faberia lancifolia is a conspicuous but rare species, apparently only known from the type collection made in 1912.


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