28. Synotis cordifolia Y. L. Chen, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 33: 79. 1995.
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Herbs, rhizomatous. Rhizomes not seen. Stems erect, 40-70 cm, striate, flexuous, simple, gray-white pubescent or subglabrous. Leaves long petiolate; petiole 4-8.5 cm, sparsely puberulent, basally slightly expanded; blade adaxially green, ovate-cordate or cordate, 9-13 × 6-10 cm, subleathery, palmately 5-veined, abaxially fulvous setulose on veins, adaxially glabrous, margin irregularly coarsely dentate, with mucronate broadly triangular teeth or subrepand-dentate, apically acuminate or acute. Capitula discoid, numerous, arranged in terminal and axillary in upper part pyramidal thyrses or corymbose panicles; peduncles 3-6 mm, densely fulvous pubescent. Involucres cylindric, 1.5-2 mm wide; phyllaries 3, subleathery, oblong, 1.5-2 mm wide, glabrous, sometimes slightly 3-6-veined, apically obtuse. Ray florets absent. Disk florets 3; corolla yellow, 5-6 mm, with 2.5-3 mm tube and funnelform limb; lobes oblong-lanceolate, apically acute, fringed with papillae. Anthers linear, 2-3 mm, basally caudate; antheropodia stout, basally slightly expanded. Style branches excurved, apically obtuse, papillose. Achenes 3-4 mm, glabrous, ribbed. Pappus rubescent, 5-6 mm. Fl. and fr. Oct.
● Mixed forests; ca. 3000 m. Yunnan (Dongchuan).