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63. Aster lushiensis (J. Q. Fu) Brouillet, Semple & Y. L. Chen, Fl. China. 20-21: 607. 2011.

卢氏裸菀 lu shi luo wan

Basionym: Gymnaster lushiensis J. Q. Fu, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin 3(1): 110. 1983.

Herbs, perennial, (size not given). Stems erect, terete, slightly flexuous, branched upward, densely white appressed villous. Leaves: lowest and lower cauline leaves (not seen) shortly narrowly winged petiolate or subsessile; middle and upper cauline leaves sessile, ovate, broadly elliptic, or obovate, 2-8 × 1-4 cm, abaxially gray-white appressed villous, adaxially dark green, white hispidulous, base attenuate, margin obscurely repand-crenate, lateral veins 3- or 4-paired, adaxially prominent, apex obtuse or rounded. Capitula 2-5 in loose corymbiform synflorescences, 2-3 cm in diam. Involucres campanulate; phyllaries 3-seriate, unequal, abaxially puberulent; outer phyllaries shorter, ovate; inner phyllaries longer, oblong, membranous, margin scarious, hyaline. Ray florets bluish purple, lamina 8-16 mm; disk florets numerous, yellow, 3-4 mm. Achenes (immature) obovoid-oblong, 5- or multiribbed. Pappus absent. Fl. Oct.

● Path sides on mountain slopes; ca. 800 m. Henan (Lushi).

The description of Aster lushiensis is incomplete because no specimens were seen by us.


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