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Formania W. W. Smith et Small

复芒菊属

Description from Flora of China

Small shrubs. Leaves alternate, petiolate, leathery, pinnatilobed. Capitula radiate, terminal, in corymbiform synflorescences, pedunculate. Involucre cylindric; phyllaries 4-seriate, unequal, oblong or lanceolate-oblong, scarious, green distally. Receptacles flat, fimbrillate. Ray florets female, 1-seriate, lamina pale yellow; disk florets bisexual, yellow, limb funnelform, 5-lobed; anther base sagittate with short, acute auricles at base, apical appendage long acute; style branch tip lanceolate. Achenes obovoid, strigillose, sparsely stipitate glandular, 3-ribbed. Pappus 3-seriate, outermost of 6 broad scales 1.5-2 mm, inner of 0 (disk) or 1 (ray) series of ± flattened, barbellate bristles ca. 3 mm, innermost of 3-5 strongly clavate bristles 3.8-4.2 mm (equaling base of disk corolla lobes).

● One species: China.

(Authors: Chen Yilin (陈艺林 Chen Yi-ling); Luc Brouillet)


 

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