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17. Synotis hieraciifolia (H. Léveillé) C. Jeffrey & Y. L. Chen, Kew Bull. 39: 310. 1984.

毛叶合耳菊 mao ye he er ju

Gynura hieraciifolia H. Léveillé, Bull. Géogr. Bot. 24: 284. 1914; G. esquirolii H. Léveillé; ?Senecio hui C. C. Chang; S. lonchophyllus Handel-Mazzetti.

Herbs, perennial; basal part not seen. Stems glabrous, leafy. Leaves shortly petiolate; petiole 1-2.5 cm, sparsely fulvous arachnoid, glabrescent to glabrous; blade elliptic or oblanceolate-elliptic, 8-12 × 1.5-4 cm, thickly papery, abaxially sparsely fulvous arachnoid, adaxially glabrous, pinnately veined, lateral veins 10-14, inconspicuous, base cuneate, margin remotely mucronulate-serrate, apex acuminate; uppermost leaves similar but smaller. Capitula radiate in lax few-headed terminal and upper axillary corymbs or thyrses; peduncles 1.5-3 cm, slender, sparsely to densely fulvous tomentose, glabrescent, basally linear-bracteate; bracteoles 3-5, linear-subulate, 3-5 mm, apically acute. Involucres campanulate, 8-10 × 4-7 mm, calyculate; bracts of calyculus 5 or 6, linear-subulate, 2-3 mm; phyllaries 13, oblong-lanceolate, 1-1.2 mm, herbaceous, glabrous except at base, margin broadly scarious, apically acute or acute-acuminate and puberulent. Ray florets 7; corolla tube 8-8.5 mm; lamina yellow, oblong, 9-10 × ca. 3 mm, 4-veined, 3-denticulate. Disk florets to 25; corolla 12-13 mm, with ca. 7.5 mm tube and funnelform limb; lobes lanceolate, ca. 2.5 mm, apically acute, papillose. Anthers ca. 4 mm, anther tails shorter than antheropodia; appendages ovate-lanceolate; antheropodia dilated at base. Style branches ca. 3 mm, fringed with long stout papillae, terminal tuft not markedly longer than laterals. Achenes 3-3.5 mm, glabrous. Pappus white, 9-10 mm. Fl. Feb-Mar.

● Riversides, forest margins, on rocks; 800-2200 m. Guizhou (Guanling), Yunnan (Wenshan).


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