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4. Melanoseris ciliata (C. Shih) N. Kilian, Fl. China. 20-21: 219. 2011.

景东毛鳞菊 jing dong mao lin ju

Basionym: Chaetoseris ciliata C. Shih, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 29: 403. 1991.

Herbs ca. 50 cm tall. Stem erect, apically branched and sparsely glandular hairy. Lower and middle stem leaves with petiole 3-5.5 cm, narrowly winged, basally widened and auriculately clasping; leaf blade lyrately pinnatisect, abaxially or both surfaces with squarrose hairs on veins; lateral lobes 1 pair, elliptic, apex acute to obtuse; terminal lobe triangular, 6-8 × 3-4 cm, base truncate, apex acute. Upper stem leaves similar to middle stem leaves but smaller; uppermost stem leaves sessile, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, undivided. Synflorescence racemiform, with few capitula. Capitula with ca. 15 florets. Involucre broadly cylindric to campanulate, ca. 1.5 × 0.8 cm. Phyllaries dark green, abaxially glabrous, apex acute to obtuse; outer phyllaries broadly triangular to linear-lanceolate, margin white fimbriate. Florets bluish. Achene beaked but only immature ones seen. Pappus ?single, bristles ca. 6 mm. Fl. Nov.

● Mountain slopes; 2800-2900 m. Yunnan (Jingdong).

Melanoseris ciliata is a little-known species in need of closer examination on the basis of additional material with mature achenes.


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