6. Petasites versipilus Handel-Mazzetti, Anz. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. 57: 289. 1920.
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Rhizomes with numerous fibrous roots. Flowering scape solitary, 5-15 cm tall, slender, 3-4 mm in diam.; bracts broadly ovate to narrowly lanceolate, ca. 2 cm, abaxially and marginally crisped-hairy, apex long acuminate. Leaves long petiolate, broadly reniform, ca. 2 × as long as broad, subleathery, palmately veined, base deeply cordate, abaxially and petiole crisped, glabrate, densely glandular furfuraceous, margin sparsely cartilaginous, finely mucronate-toothed. Capitula numerous, arranged in lax racemes. Female capitula campanulate, 10-11 mm, narrow; phyllaries brown, 10-15, linear, 1-1.5 mm wide, glabrous, 3-veined, margin broadly brown scarious, apically obtuse or slightly acute, base with few bractlets; peduncles erect or pendulous, slender, apically dilated; florets numerous, exceeding involucres; female florets filiform, 4.5-7 mm; lobes 5, 0.5-0.8 mm; ovary glabrous; style very short, 2-lobed; pappus white, shorter than corolla, connected in a short ring at base. Male florets tubular; tube slender, 2-4 mm; limb campanulate, 2-2.5 mm; lobes ovate, margin involute; anthers very short, base with small auricle; ovary hairy; style not exceeding corolla, stigma clavate; pappus shorter than those in female florets. Fl. Apr-Jun.
● Alpine grassy slopes, forest understories, thicket margins; 2700-3800 m. SW Sichuan, NW Yunnan.