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Cremanthodium brachychaetum Chang


Description from Flora of China

Plants grayish green, mealy. Stem solitary, erect, 25-35 cm tall, proximally glabrous, distally black pilose. Basal leaves petiolate; petiole 5-11 cm, slender, glabrous; leaf blade oblong or elliptic, 2-5 × 1-3 cm, glabrous, pinnately veined, base cuneate or truncate, margin sparsely dentate, apex obtuse. Stem leaves 3, sessile, erect, adnate, oblong, 2.5-4 × ca. 1.5 cm, base semiamplexicaul. Capitulum 1(or 2), nodding; peduncles 4-9 cm, black pilose. Involucre hemispheric, 8-10 × ca. 15 mm, outside black, glabrous; phyllaries in 2 rows, oblong, 2-4 mm wide, apex acute; inner phyllaries membranous at margin. Ray florets yellow; lamina oblong, 1.1-1.3 cm × to 6 mm, apex obtuse or acute, 2- or 3-dentate; tube ca. 1 mm. Tubular florets numerous, yellowish brown, ca. 5 mm; tube ca. 1 mm; limb ca. 2 mm wide. Achenes oblanceolate, ca. 5 mm. Pappus yellowish white, 1-2 mm, shorter than tubular corolla. Fl. Jul-Aug.

● Grassy slopes; ca. 3500 m. NW Yunnan.


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