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Aster fulgidulus Griers.


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs, 1.2-2 m tall. Stems brown strigose-villous, stipitate glandular. Leaves: (basal leaves not seen); cauline leaves: petiole ca. 5 mm; blade ovate, (4-)6-9 × (2-)2.5-4.5 cm, abaxially sparsely strigillose, glossy between minor veins, sparsely minutely glandular, adaxially glabrous or glabrate, sparsely minutely glandular, midvein sparsely strigillose, pinnately veined, base rounded, margin entire, revolute, sparsely scabrous, apex acute, sometimes acuminate. Capitula numerous, in terminal corymbiform synflorescences, 0.7-0.8 cm. Phyllaries 3- or 4-seriate, unequal, 1.6-3.2 × 0.7-0.8 mm, membranous, slightly keeled, margin scarious, erose-fimbriate, viscid-glandular, apex acute or acuminate, purple, ciliate. Ray florets ca. 16, purplish, tube 2.4-3.5 mm, hairy above, lamina ca. 5 × 1.5-1.8 mm; disk florets yellow (but externally ± purplish), 4-5.2 mm, tube 1.4-1.8 mm, tube and limb base hairy, limb narrowly campanulate, lobes oblong-lanceolate, 0.8-1 mm. Achenes oblong, ± compressed, ca. 2.2 mm, 4-ribbed, strigose. Pappus 3-seriate, dirty white; outer bristles ca. 1 mm; inner bristles 3.5-3.7 mm, acute; innermost bristles 3.9-4.4 mm, clavate.

According to one collector, the ray florets were stated as yellow but externally somewhat purple when dry, while another collector reported them as purplish.

● 2200-3000 m. SE Xizang (Bomi).


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