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Pentanema vestitum (Wall.) Ling


Description from Flora of China

Inula vestita Wallich ex Candolle, Prodr. 5: 470. 1836; Pentanema radiatum Boissier; Vicoa vestita (Wallich ex Candolle) Bentham.

Herbs, annual or biennial, 10-50 cm tall. Stems simple or branched above, pilose. Leaves oblong or ovate in synflorescence, 1-3 × 0.5-1 cm, pilose on both surfaces, base cordate, semiamplexicaul, or lower ones tapered, margin partially and usually shallowly serrate, apex acute or obtuse. Involucre 4- or 5-seriate; outer phyllaries herbaceous, linear, 4.5-6 mm, inner ones linear-lanceolate, 6-7.2 mm, scarious margined, apex acuminate. Ray corolla tube ca. 2.7 mm; lamina ca. 4.5 × 0.6 mm, pilose at base. Disk 0.6-1 cm in diam.; corollas 3.3-4.5 mm, glandular at apex. Achenes brown, ca. 0.8 mm, sparsely pubescent. Pappus bristles fine, usually 10, yellowish white, 2.5-3.5 mm. Fl. Apr-Jul.

Riverbeds, stony places; ca. 1500 m. W Xizang [Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Pakistan].


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