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Leucomeris D. Don

白菊木属

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves alternate, petiolate; leaf blade entire or sparsely serrulate. Capitula in a dense terminal cyme or in a dense many-headed terminal glomerule, homogamous; involucre obconic; phyllaries multiseriate, imbricate; receptacle flat. Florets few, all bisexual, fertile, tubular, corolla deeply 5-lobed, lobes equal or subequal, revolute; anther bases tailed, apex appendaged; styles shallowly divided at apex, style branches short, glabrous, apices obtuse. Achene cylindric, ribbed, sericeous; pappus of scabrid bristles, 2- or 3-seriate, outer shorter. 2n = 54.

Two species: China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam; one species in China.

(Authors: Gao Tiangang (高天刚); D. J. Nicholas Hind)


 

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