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Anaphalis corymbifera Chang


Description from Flora of China

Rhizome slender, repent, stolons slender, with lanceolate membranous scales and terminal rosette leaves. Stems erect or ascending, 7-16 cm, considerably slender, simple or with synflorescence branches, white arachnoid piliferous, with slender sulcus, lower leaves dense and upper leaves lax. Basal leaves caducous and lost by anthesis, almost homomorphic with rosette leaves, obovate or spatulate, 0.5-1(-2) × 0.4(-0.8) cm, base cuneate, apex rounded and obtuse; middle leaves oblanceolate-oblong or elliptic, 2-4 × 0.3-0.8 cm, base attenuate and decurrent along stem and becoming a short wing, margin smooth, apex acute or obtuse, mucronulate; upper leaves stenophyllous, linear-lanceolate, with long cusp; all leaves densely pallid arachnoid lanate abaxially, green and arachnoid piliferous adaxially, usually later glabrous, midvein exserted abaxially, conspicuously 3-veined. Capitula numerous, 2-5 congested and terminal on branches, compound corymbiform; peduncle 1-4 mm. Involucre campanulate, 4-5 × 4-5 mm; phyllaries 5- or 6-seriate; outer phyllaries deep brownish, broadly ovate, 1.5-2 mm, base arachnoid piliferous, apex obtuse; middle ones oblong-lanceolate, 4.5-5 × 1.5-2.2 mm, base light brownish, upper parts white, apex obtuse; innermost ones linear, 3.5-4 mm, with a claw ca. 2/3 of full length. Receptacle with fimbrillate appendage. Center of predominantly female capitula with female florets and 1 or 2 male florets; predominantly male capitula with 12 or 13 male florets. Corolla 3-3.5 mm, rarely ca. 2 mm. Pappus slightly longer than corolla, incrassate at tip of apex in male florets. Ovary somewhat ovoid, ca. 0.5 mm, almost glabrous. Fl. Jun-Jul.

No specimens of this species were seen by the second author.

Alpine grasslands and deserts; 3000-3200 m. NW Yunnan (Nujiang) [N Myanmar].


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