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15. Ainsliaea aptera Candolle, Prodr. 7: 14. 1838.

无翅兔儿风 wu chi tu er feng

Ainsliaea aptera f. paniculata Kuntze.

Herbs, perennial, 30-70 cm tall. Leaves approximate above basal part of stem, basal ones deciduous in flowering seasons; petiole 7-13(-20) cm, wingless; leaf blade ovate, broadly ovate, or subrounded, 5-15 × 3.5-12 cm, papery, palmate-pinnate veined, both surfaces sparsely pilose, sometimes glabrate when old, base shallowly (rarely deeply) cordate, margin dentate, apex acute to acuminate. Capitula sessile or shortly pedunculate, arranged in narrow panicles, 3-flowered; involucre cylindric, ca. 4 mm in diam.; phyllaries ca. 7-seriate, papery, abaxially glabrous or sparsely pubescent, outer phyllaries ovate, 1.5-2 mm, inner linear-oblong, 1.1-1.4 cm. Florets bisexual, chasmogamous and cleistogamous (at different seasons). Chasmogamous floret corollas tubular, 1.1-1.3 cm, deeply 5-lobed, anther appendages rounded. Achenes oblong, (2-)3-5 mm, densely pilose; pappus 5-8 mm. Cleistogamous floret corollas closed, tubular, minutely 4- or 5-lobed, 5-6 mm, hidden in pappus. Achenes 6-9 mm; pappus 1-1.2 cm. Fl. Apr-Sep.

Forests, scrub or grassy areas of mountain slopes; 1200-3600 m. S Xizang [Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan].


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