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27. Vernonia benguetensis Elmer, Leafl. Philipp. Bot. 1: 361. 1908.

本格特斑鸠菊 ben ge te ban jiu ju

Herbs, perennial, 45-55 cm tall. Stems erect, branched above, subglabrous. Middle stem leaves linear-elliptic, ca. 3 × 0.8 cm, abaxially pubescent, especially along veins, gland-dotted, adaxially subglabrous, base cuneate, margin subentire, apex obtuse; upper leaves progressively smaller, linear. Synflorescences terminal, flat-topped, panicles to ca. 10 cm wide. Capitula ca. 10 mm in diam. Involucre campanulate, 5-6 mm; phyllaries 5-seriate, outer linear, ca. 2 mm, brownish pubescent and glandular, apex acuminate, median linear-lanceolate, awn-tipped. Florets to 20; corolla violet, 6-7 mm. Achenes densely shortly hispid. Pappus 2-seriate, brownish white; outer setae ca. 0.1 mm; inner setae 4-5 mm, scabrid.

Yunnan [Philippines, Thailand].

Vernonia benguetensis is included on the basis of the collection Legendre 1841 (P), as cited by H. Koyama (Bull. Natl. Sci. Mus., Tokyo, B 24: 110. 1998).


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