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Leontopodium nanum (Hook.f. & Thomson ex C. B. Clarke) Hand.-Mazz. in Beih. Bot. Centrabl. 44: 111. 1928; Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 145: 30. 1980; Kitamura in Hara et al., Enum. Flow. Pl. Nepal 3: 34. 1982; Grubov in Shishkin, Fl. USSR, 25 385. 1990 (Engl. Transl.); P.C.Pant in Hajra et al., Fl. Ind. 13: 109. 1995. (Fig. 33, A-C).

  • Antennaria muscoides sensu Hook. f.
  • Antennaria nana Hook.f. et Thomson ex C. B. Clarke
  • Leontopodium jamesonii Hand.-Mazz.

    Stemless, densely tufted, woolly, perennial herbs or stem very short, 3-7 cm high, densely covered with brown scarious old leaf bases with radical rosettes of sterile leaves; stolons usually present, up to 10 cm long, bearing scattered modified scarious leaf blades. Leaves spreading, linear lanceolate, oblanceolate or spathulate, woolly on both surfaces, 1.25-2.5 (-3.0) x 0.2-0.5 cm. Capitula solitary or 3-5, subsessile amongst the leaves (0.5-) 7-13 mm in diameter predominantly female or male. Inflorescence bracts not forming a star-like structure, similar to the other leaves in size texture and indumentum; phyllaries 2-3 seriate, linear lanceolate, 4-6 mm long, margin and the apex of the phyllaries dark brown. Female florets filiform. Corolla c. 5 mm long, 4-lobed. Cypselas brownish sparsely covered with minute hairs, c. 1 mm long; pappus setae of the male florets thin, often totally barbellate; pappus of the female not being barbellate or dilated at the tip, 8-9 mm long.

    Fl.Per.: July-October.

    Type: In Tibet Occidentali (i.e. Himalaya boreali occidentali) in region subtropicali (sic.) ad 12000-14000 ped. alt. T. Thomson (K!).

    A plant of higher altitude, grows between 3500-4500 m in morains, near water streams among sedges; Distribution: Xizang, Nepal, China, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

    A distinct species, the inflorescence bracts are not different from the rest of the leaves.


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