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2. Tricholepis karensium Kurz, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 41: 318. 1872.

云南镇苞菊 yun nan zhen bao ju

Herbs or subshrubs, 0.5-1 m tall, perennial. Stem erect, basally woody, branched, puberulent. Leaves sessile or shortly petiolate, linear-lanceolate to linear-oblong, 3.5-18 × 0.5-2 cm, undivided, both surfaces puberulent, abaxially with minute dark dots, base narrowly cuneate, apex acute to acuminate. Lower leaves distantly denticulate. Upper leaves entire. Peduncles stout, ca. 2 mm in diam. Capitula erect, subtended by 1 or few leaves. Involucre ovoid to broadly obconic, 4-6 cm in diam., base truncate. Phyllaries in many rows, subulate and slightly broader at base, 10-50 × 0.5-1 mm, straight, sparsely ciliate or glabrous near base, densely ciliate at apex. Corolla white or nearly so, ca. 2.1 cm; lobes appressed puberulent toward apex. Achene oblong, base oblique, apex slightly curved. Pappus elements multiseriate, filiform, 1-1.5 cm, shortly ciliate. Fl. Jun-Oct.

Rocky slopes, open dry places; ca. 1400 m. Yunnan [India, Kashmir, Myanmar, N Thailand].


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