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Blumea napifolia DC.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs, 15-70 cm tall. Stems subglabrous at base, densely puberulent with numerous colleters above, especially on synflorescence axes. Leaves 1-12 × 0.5-5.6 cm, lower ones distinctly petiolate, upper ones subsessile, obovate, upper leaves entire, lower leaves lyrately lobed with terminal lobe ± orbicular, lateral lobes smaller, linear-oblong, all puberulent abaxially, sparsely pilose adaxially, margin dentate with broadly triangular, apiculate teeth, apex obtuse. Capitula at ends of axillary branches, clustered, ultimately disposed into a lax panicle, pedunculate, 3-5 mm in diam.; peduncles up to 15 mm, densely glandular, elongating in fruit. Involucre with phyllaries longer than florets, entirely reflexed at maturity, 1-5 mm, linear, tapering, with broad, scarious margins. Receptacle 1-2 mm in diam., flat, glabrous. Corollas orange-yellow, tubular; corollas of marginal florets filiform, 2-3 mm, 2- or 3-lobed, glabrous; those of central florets pubescent with colleters. Anther tails shorter than thickened portion of filament. Achenes brown, oblong, sparsely pubescent, 5-ribbed. Pappus white, up to 3 mm. Fl. Jan-Mar.

Fields, grasslands, open hillslopes. Yunnan (Yangbi) [India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam].


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