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10. Senecio multilobus C. C. Chang, Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol., Bot. 6: 53. 1935.

多裂千里光 duo lie qian li guang

Herbs, perennial. Stem solitary, erect, to 150 cm tall, fistulose, sparsely puberulent, glabrescent, not branched below, much branched into synflorescence in upper part. Basal and lower stem leaves petiolate; blade abaxially pale green, adaxially dark green, oblong-lanceolate, 10-15 × 5-6 cm, abaxially sparsely minutely pilose on veins, adaxially sparsely puberulent, pinnatipartite into small, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, entire or obscurely denticulate terminal lobe and 20-26 opposite or subopposite, narrowly oblong or oblong-lanceolate, 2-3 × 0.5-0.8 cm, spreading, acute, acutely few serrulate lateral lobes; upper leaves similar but smaller. Capitula radiate, very numerous, arranged in terminal and upper axillary compound corymbs; peduncles 5-12 mm, slender, puberulent; bracteoles 1 or 2, filiform, 1-2 mm, puberulent. Involucres cylindric, 6-7 × 2.5-3 mm, calyculate; bracts of calyculus 5 or 6, filiform; phyllaries 8 or 9, linear, 6-7 × ca. 0.8 mm, subleathery, glabrous, margin narrowly scarious, apically obtuse and puberulent. Ray florets 5; corolla tube ca. 4 mm; lamina orange-yellow, oblong, ca. 7 × 1-1.2 mm, 4-veined, 3-denticulate. Disk florets 10; corolla orange-yellow, ca. 8.5 mm, with ca. 3.5 mm tube and funnelform limb; lobes oblong-lanceolate, ca. 1 mm, apically acute, papillose. Anthers ca. 2.7 mm, basally shortly obtuse-auriculate, appendages ovate-lanceolate; antheropodium rather elongated, basally slightly expanded. Style branches ca. 1.5 mm. Achenes cylindric, ca. 2.5 mm, glabrous. Pappus white, ca. 7 mm. Fl. Sep-Nov.

● Forest and thicket margins; 2700-3000 m. Yunnan (Longchuan Jiang-Nu Jiang divide).


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