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Diplazoptilon picridifolium (Hand.-Mazz.) Ling


Description from Flora of China

Jurinea picridifolia Handel-Mazzetti, Anz. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. 62: 69. 1925.

Herbs 3-9 cm tall, perennial, stemless or rarely shortly stemmed. Caudex to 1.2 cm in diam., simple, densely covered with remains of petioles. Stem (if present) solitary, ca. 3 mm in diam., erect, simple. Rosette leaves petiolate; petiole 0.5-2 cm; leaf blade elliptic, narrowly ovate, or narrowly obovate, 8-15(-27) × 1-5 cm, both surfaces green, abaxially glabrous, adaxially sparsely strigose, base attenuate, margin entire or sparsely dentate with mucronulate teeth, apex acute to obtuse and mucronulate. Capitulum solitary in center of leaf rosette. Involucre campanulate, 2.5-3.5 cm in diam. Phyllaries in 4 or 5 rows, apex acuminate; outer and middle phyllaries triangular-ovate, 1.5-2 × 0.4-0.5 cm; inner phyllaries narrowly ovate, elliptic, or linear, 2.5-3 × 0.2-0.4 cm. Corolla 2.5-2.7 cm, tube 1.5-1.7 cm, limb ca. 1 cm, lobes ca. 5 mm. Achene 5-6 mm. Pappus bristles pale brown, 2-2.3 cm. Fl. and fr. Aug-Sep.

● Alpine grasslands, mountain slopes; 3600-3800 m. SE Xizang, NW Yunnan.


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