32. Synotis vaniotii (H. Léveillé) C. Jeffrey & Y. L. Chen, Kew Bull. 39: 326. 1984.
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Senecio vaniotii H. Léveillé, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 13: 345. 1914.
Herbs, basal parts not seen. Stems erect, to 110 cm tall, branching in upper part, white puberulent, glabrescent. Leaf petiole 1-1.5 cm, slender, sparsely puberulent; blade ovate-lanceolate, 3.5-5 × 3-4 cm, papery, both surfaces sparsely and shortly ± white tomentose on main veins, glabrescent, very deeply pinnatipartite, with lanceolate, attenuate, pinnately basally few dentate or lobulate terminal lobe and (4-)6-8 narrowly lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, coarsely few dentate lateral lobes. Upper and branch leaves smaller, with shorter and fewer lateral lobes, shortly petiolate. Capitula homogamous, discoid, numerous and glomerulate in abundant, pyramidal leafy terminal thyrses, shortly pedunculate or subsessile; peduncles densely shortly tomentose, 1- or 2-bracteolate. Involucres cylindric, 3-4 × 1-2 mm, calyculate; bracts of calyculus 2 or 3, minute; phyllaries 3, oblong or obovate-oblong, 1.5-2 mm wide, subleathery, glabrescent to glabrous, margin broadly scarious, apically obtuse to rounded and puberulent. Ray florets absent. Disk florets 3; corolla pale yellow, 6-7 mm, with ca. 2.5 mm tube and long-exserted funnelform limb; lobes oblong-lanceolate, ca. 2 mm, apically acute, papillose. Anthers ca. 3.5 mm; anther tails ca. equaling antheropodia; appendages ovate-lanceolate; antheropodia stout, broad, basally slightly dilated. Style branches ca. 1.5 mm, fringed with fine papillae, terminal tuft indistinct, shorter. Achenes ca. 3 mm, glabrous. Pappus somewhat rubescent, 6-6.5 mm. Fl. Sep.
● Rocky places; 2800-3100 m. Yunnan.