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Ajania ramosa (Chang) Shih


Description from Flora of China

Chrysanthemum variifolium C. C. Chang var. ramosum C. C. Chang, Sinensia 5: 163. 1934; C. ramosum (C. C. Chang) H. Ohashi & Yonekura; Phaeostigma variifolium (C. C. Chang) Muldashev var. ramosum (C. C. Chang) Muldashev.

Shrubs, 80-150 cm tall. Old branches brownish; flowering branches of current year sericeous, especially above and on synflorescence branches. Middle leaves of flowering branches petiolate; leaf blade elliptic, oblanceolate, or long ovate, 4-5 × 2-2.5 cm, abaxially white or gray-white, densely and thickly sericeous, adaxially green, glabrous, pinnatipartite; lobes 3- or 4-paired, narrowly elliptic, lanceolate, or falcate. Proximal and distal leaves progressively smaller. Capitula compound-corymbose at apices of branches. Involucres campanulate, 5-6 mm in diam.; phyllaries in 4 rows, outer ones triangular-ovate, 1.5-2 mm, abaxially sparsely sericeous, scarious margin yellow-brown, apex rounded; middle and inner ones ovate-oblong or oblanceolate, 4-4.5 mm. Florets many, corolla yellow, exterior with sessile glands; marginal female florets 7, corolla narrowly tubular, ca. 2 mm, apex 4-denticulate; disk florets many, corolla tubular, ca. 3 mm. Achenes ca. 1.3 mm. Fl. and fr. Aug-Sep. 2n = 18*.

● Mountain slopes, river valleys; 2900-4600 m. Hubei, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Xizang.


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