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19. Blumea sinuata (Loureiro) Merrill, Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., ser. 2. 24(2): 388. 1935.

六耳铃 liu er ling

Gnaphalium sinuatum Loureiro, Fl. Cochinch. 2: 497. 1790; Blumea glandulosa Bentham (1861), not Candolle (1834); B. laciniata Candolle; B. okinawensis Hayata; B. onnaensis Hayata.

Herbs, annual or biennial, erect, 0.5-1.5 m tall. Stems striate, often branched from base, pilose with multicellular hairs and stipitate glands; branches sometimes ascending. Leaves membranous, 12-20 × 6-8 cm, pilose on both surfaces, base attenuate into petiole, margin often runcinate-lyrate and distantly dentate, teeth apiculate, apex obtuse; veins 8-10 pairs. Capitula numerous in terminal, dense to lax panicles, pedunculate; peduncles villous, glandular. Phyllaries in 2 or 3 series, outer ones shorter, linear-lanceolate, 2-3 × ca. 0.6 mm, villous on outer surface, inner longer, linear, 7-8 × ca. 0.6 mm, margins ciliate. Receptacle convex, 3-4 mm in diam., alveolate, pilose around alveolae or sometimes glabrous. Marginal florets ca. 7 mm, 3-5-lobed, glabrous. Central florets yellow, 7-8 mm, with 5 broadly triangular lobes, lobes with sessile glands and remote multicellular hairs. Achenes brown, oblong, ca. 1 × 0.3 mm, 10-ribbed, sparsely hirsute. Pappus white, 3-4 mm. Fl. Oct-May. 2n = 18.

Waste fields, thickets; 200-1500 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Taiwan, Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam; Pacific islands (Hawaii, Solomon Islands)].


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