17. Crepis shihii Tzvelev, Bot. Zhurn. 92: 1749. 2007.
全叶还阳参 quan ye huan yang shen
Crepis integrifolia C. Shih, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 33: 191. 1995, not Vest (1820).
Herbs, perennial, with a horizontal rhizome. Stem solitary, ca. 25 cm tall, slender, erect, apically sparsely branched and with blackish stipitate glandular hairs, leafy. Basal leaves incompletely known, lanceolate, small, margin entire or subentire, withered at anthesis. Lower and middle stem leaves sessile, lanceolate to oblanceolate, 3.5-5 × 1-2 cm, glabrous, base auriculately clasping, margin entire, apex rounded and mucronulate. Upper stem leaves bractlike, lanceolate. Synflorescence laxly corymbiform, with 3-5 capitula. Capitula with 20-30 florets; peduncles usually 1-9 cm, slender. Involucre cylindric to narrowly campanulate, 8-10 × 4-6 mm. Phyllaries green to blackish green, abaxially with blackish stipitate glandular hairs on midvein; outer phyllaries lanceolate, longest to 4 mm; inner phyllaries 8-10?, adaxially glabrous. Anther tube 3-3.5 mm. Style branches yellow. Achene yellowish brown, fusiform, ca. 5 mm, with 15 ribs, apex truncate. Pappus white, ca. 6 mm. Fl. and fr. Aug.
● Grasslands; 1300-1400 m. N Xinjiang (Altay Shan).
Crepis shihii is a conspicuous species of unclear affinities only known from the type collection and superficially appears to be a diminutive version of C. darvazica.