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Cremanthodium cyclaminanthum Hand.-Mazz.


Description from Flora of China

Stem solitary, erect, 15-33 cm tall, slender, proximally glabrous, distally brown pilose. Basal leaves petiolate; petiole 3-8 cm, glabrous; leaf blade ovate-cordate or orbicular-cordate, 1.5-2.5 × 1.5-2 cm, subleathery, nitid, glabrous, pinnately veined, with conspicuous reticulate veins, base cordate, margin entire, or shallowly crenate, apex rounded or obtuse. Stem leaves few, bracteal, linear. Capitulum solitary, nodding. Involucre hemispheric, ca. 1 × 1-2 cm, outside brown pilose or glabrate, glabrescent; phyllaries 10 or 11, in 2 rows, lanceolate, 2-4 mm wide, apex acute. Ray florets yellow; lamina oblong, 1.1-1.3 cm × to 5 mm, apex obtuse; tube ca. 2 mm. Tubular florets numerous, yellow, ca. 6 mm; tube ca. 1.5 mm; limb campanulate. Achenes straw-colored, ca. 4 mm, with 5 thick ribs, apex truncate. Pappus pale brown, as long as tubular corolla. Fl. and fr. Aug.

● Alpine meadows; 2900-4400 m. SW Sichuan, NW Yunnan.


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