108. Aster neolanuginosus Brouillet, Semple & Y. L. Chen, Fl. China. 20-21: 625. 2011.
棉毛紫菀 mian mao zi wan
Replaced synonym: Wardaster lanuginosus J. Small, Trans. & Proc. Bot. Soc. Edinburgh 29: 230. 1926; Aster lanuginosus (J. Small) Y. Ling in Y. Ling & Y. L. Chen, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 74: 234. 1985, not Aster lanuginosus H. L. Wendland in Bartling & H. L. Wendland, Beitr. Bot. 2: 9. 1825.
Herbs, perennial, subscapiform. Stems solitary or 2. Basal leaves crowded; cauline leaves few. Capitula terminal, solitary. Involucres broadly campanulate; phyllaries 3-seriate, unequal, ca. 10 mm, densely lanate. Ray florets 20-30, purple, lamina ca. 15 mm; disk florets yellow, limb campanulate, ca. 7 mm, without long hairs. Achenes compressed, 2.5-3 mm, hairy, 2-ribbed. Pappus brownish, numerous, unequal, of barbellate bristles.
● About 5000 m. SW Sichuan (Muli).
The anthers of Aster neolanuginosus are described as having an apiculate base.
Specimens were not seen by us; the description is from the protologue.