3. Synotis longipes C. Jeffrey & Y. L. Chen, Kew Bull. 39: 294. 1984.
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Herbs, basal parts unknown. Stems erect, ca. 60 cm tall, glabrous. Leaves on stem shortly petiolate; petiole 2-2.5 cm, narrowly winged, glabrous, somewhat expanded at base; blade oblanceolate, 12-28 × 3.5-5.5 cm, thickly papery, glabrous, pinnately veined, lateral veins 18-22, arcuate-ascending, base attenuate into petiole, margin coarsely sinuate-dentate, apex acute-acuminate. Uppermost leaves elliptic, smaller, margin mucronulate-serrulate, apex acute-acuminate. Capitula radiate, 1-1.5 cm in diam., numerous, arranged in abundant, long-stalked terminal and upper axillary compound corymbs; peduncles 6-10 mm, slender, sparsely arachnoid, bracteate at base, with a few minute subulate bracteoles. Involucres narrowly campanulate, 4-5 × 2-3 mm, calyculate; bracts of calyculus 2 or 3, subulate; phyllaries 8, oblong-lanceolate, 1-1.5 mm wide, herbaceous, sparsely arachnoid, margin broadly scarious, apex subacute and shortly barbellate. Ray florets 8; corolla tube ca. 3 mm; lamina yellow, oblong, ca. 6 × 1.5 mm, 4-veined, apically obtuse, obscurely 3-denticulate. Disk florets ca. 10; corolla ca. 7 mm, with ca. 3.2 mm tube and funnelform limb; lobes oblong-lanceolate, ca. 3 mm, apically acute, papillose. Anthers ca. 3 mm; anther tails ca. 0.8 × as long as antheropodia; appendages ovate-lanceolate; antheropodia distinctly dilated at base. Style branches ca. 1.5 mm, fringed with obtuse papillae and with a longer central tuft. Achenes 1.5-2 mm, glabrous. Pappus dirty white, ca. 6 mm. Fl. Feb.
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