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24. Leontopodium caespitosum Diels, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 5: 189. 1912.

丛生火绒草 cong sheng huo rong cao

Leontopodium jacotianum Beauverd var. caespitosum (Diels) Handel-Mazzetti; L. jacotianum var. minus (Beauverd) Handel-Mazzetti; L. wilsonii Beauverd var. minus Beauverd.

Herbs, perennial. Rhizome stout, long, usually branched, with numerous flowering stems and sterile stems. Stems woody, erect, branched or not branched, 12-25 cm, entire plant light gray arachnoid pubescent, densely arranged with leaves in upper part, densely covered with brown decayed leaves in lower part. Leaves lanceolate, 10-25 × 1.5-3 mm, abaxially densely covered with light gray tomentum, adaxially green and glabrous, lateral veins indistinct, base narrowed, apex acute. Capitula 6-10, 4-5 cm in diam.; bracteal leaves 6-10, oblong, 14-30 × 2-4.5 mm, forming a star of 3-4.5 cm in diam., both surfaces densely grayish white tomentose, apex acute. Phyllaries 2- or 3-seriate, lanceolate, ca. 4 mm, apex black-brown and obtuse, abaxially white tomentose. Corolla ca. 3 mm. Achenes oblong, ca. 1 mm, glabrous. Pappus white, ca. 3.5 mm, serrulate. Fl. Jul-Aug, fr. Sep-Oct.

Moist grasslands, alpine meadows, gravelly places; 3300-3600 m. SW Sichuan, NW Yunnan [Myanmar].


 

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