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32. Leontopodium junpeianum Kitamura, Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 4: 102. 1935.

长叶火绒草 chang ye huo rong cao

Leontopodium linearifolium Handel-Mazzetti, Acta Horti Gothob. 1: 115. 1924, not (Weddell) Bentham & J. D. Hooker (1873); L. longifolium Y. Ling; L. longifolium f. angustifolium Y. Ling.

Herbs, perennial. Rhizome short, with flowering and sterile stems. Flowering stems erect, 2-25 cm tall, not branched, gray silky or ash-colored lanate. Leaves in lower part usually larger than those in upper part; blade linear or spatulate-linear, 20-130 × 1.5-9 mm, both surfaces densely gray silky or ash-colored lanate, sometimes adaxially subglabrous and green, base narrowed and indistinctly sheathed, apex obtuse. Capitula 3-30, aggregated in corymbs, 6-9 mm in diam.; bracteal leaves 6-10, oblong to lanceolate, 10-20 × 3-6 mm, forming a star of 3.5-5 cm in diam., both surfaces densely gray silky or ash-colored lanate, apex acute. Phyllaries ovate-lanceolate, ca. 5 mm, white lanate outside, apex usually dark brown, acute. Corolla ca. 4 mm. Achenes glabrous or papillose. Pappus white, slightly longer than corolla, serrulate. Fl. Jul-Aug, fr. Sep-Oct.

Grassy slopes, thickets, rocks; 1100-4800 m. Gansu, Hebei, Nei Mongol, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xizang [Kashmir].

The name Leontopodium junpeianum never appeared in other literature after its publication. When Kitamura published this name in 1935, he cited "Leontopodium linearifolium Handel-Mazzetti in Beih. Bot. Centrb. XLIV (1928) p. 100 non Bentham & J. D. Hooker (1873), pro parte ?" and noted the only difference with L. linearifolium Handel-Mazzetti is its cauline leaves with ± narrow base. When Y. Ling (Acta Phytotax. Sin. 10: 177. 1965) published the name L. longifolium, he similarly cited "Leontopodium linearifolium Handel-Mazzetti, Acta Horti Gothob. 1: 115. 1924, non (Wedd.) Bentham & Hook. f. (1873)." Obviously these two names represent the same species, so we use the older name here.


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