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Ainsliaea walkeri Hook. f.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs, perennial, 20-40 cm tall. Leaves loosely aggregated near median part of stem; petiole 0.5-1.3 cm, narrowly winged; leaf blade oblong or linear, 3-7 × 0.3-0.7 cm, papery, apparently 1-veined, both surfaces glabrous, base long attenuate, margin sparsely denticulate, apex acuminate and mucronate. Capitula shortly pedunculate, arranged in panicles, (2 or)3-flowered; involucre cylindric, 2.5-3 mm in diam.; phyllaries ca. 5-seriate, papery, abaxially glabrous, outer phyllaries ovate, 1-2 mm, inner lanceolate, ca. 1 cm. Florets bisexual, chasmogamous, corollas white, tubular, 4-7.5 mm, deeply 5-lobed, lobes linear, unequal, anther appendages rounded to truncate. Achenes terete, ca. 3 mm, densely pilose; pappus dark white, ca. 6 mm. Fl. Oct-Dec.

● Stream banks, moist areas in dense forests; below 700 m. SW Fujian, S Guangdong, S Guangxi.


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