5. Emilia prenanthoidea Candolle, Prodr. 6: 302. 1838.
小一点红 xiao yi dian hong
Emilia angustifolia Candolle.
Herbs, annual. Stems erect or ascending, 30-90 cm tall, glabrous or sparsely pilose. Basal leaves obovate or obovate-oblong, small, base gradually attenuate into long petiole, margin entire or laxly dentate, apex obtuse. Median leaves sessile, abaxially sometimes purplish, adaxially green, oblong or linear-oblong, 5-9 × 1-3 cm, glabrous or subglabrous, base semiamplexicaul, hastate or auriculate, margin repand-dentate, apex obtuse or acute. Upper leaves linear-lanceolate, small. Capitula arranged in terminal lax corymbs; peduncles 3-10 cm, slender. Involucres cylindric or narrowly campanulate, 6-11 × 2-3 mm; phyllaries 10, oblong, 6-12 × 1-2 mm, shorter than florets, glabrous, margin scarious. Florets red or purple-red; corolla ca. 10 mm, tube slender, limb 5-lobed; lobes lanceolate, 2-3 mm. Style branches apically thickened. Achenes cylindric, ca. 3 mm, glabrous, 5-ribbed. Pappus of capillary-like bristles, soft, white. Fl. and fr. May-Oct.
Roadsides on slopes, lax forests, wet places in forests; 500-2000 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang [India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam].