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5. Askellia pseudonaniformis (C. Shih) Sennikov, Komarovia. 5: 89. 2008.

长苞假苦菜 chang bao jia ku cai

Crepis pseudonaniformis C. Shih, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 33: 190. 1995.

Herbs to 17 cm tall, perennial, glabrous. Stem erect, branched apically, base with residue of old petioles. Lower and middle stem leaves elliptic to oblanceolate, 5-9 × 0.5-1.1 cm including a 3-5.5 cm petiole, base narrowly cuneate, margin sinuate-dentate, apex rounded. Upper stem leaves sessile, linear to lanceolate, base cuneate, margin entire or subentire; uppermost leaves bractlike. Synflorescence corymbiform, with 8-12 capitula. Capitula with ca. 11 florets; peduncle shorter than involucre. Involucre narrowly cylindric, ca. 1.1 cm. Phyllaries abaxially glabrous; outer phyllaries narrowly ovate to lanceolate, longest ca. 2 mm, apex acute; inner phyllaries with a scarious margin, apex obtuse to acute. Florets yellow. Corolla 1-1.4 cm. Anther tube 3-4 mm. Achene brown, fusiform, ca. 6 mm. Pappus ca. 7 mm. Fl. and fr. Aug.

● Mountain slopes; ca. 2500 m. NW Xinjiang (Zhaosu).

This species is only known from the type collection.


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