Melanoseris "nepalensis"

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Melanoseris "nepalensis"

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Description

Perennial herbs. Stems erect or ascending, 40-80 cm, sparsely or densely glandular hairy. Cauline leaves petiolate or subsessile, simple or pinnatifid, 8-13 cm; terminal leaflet ovate to subcordate, 5-8 X 3-6 cm, apex acute, margins denticulate with mucronate tips, base truncate or subcordate, upper surface short glandular hairy, lower surface densely glandular hairy on nerves; petioles up to 6 cm, widely winged, base amplexicaul. Flowers July to August. Inflorescence terminal or from upper leafaxils, forming a loose panicle with many capitula. Capitula spreading or pendulous; involucres narrowly campanulate, 2-3 mm wide; phyllaries 3- or 4-seriate; outer ones narrowly ovate to lanceolate, 2.5-5 X 1-1.5 mm, apex obtuse, margins entire, glandular hairy outside, glabrous inside; inner ones oblong-Ianceolate to linear-Ianceolate, 9-12 X 1-1.5 mm, apex obtuse to subacute, margins scarious, glabrous on both surfaces or sparsely glandular hairy outside. Florets 4-6; corolla ligulate, mauve to purple, 11-13 X 1.5-2 mm, apex shallowly 5-incised; tubes 5-5.5 mm, ligule 6-7.5 mm, glabrous except hairy on upper portion of tubes. Ovaries ellipsoid, compressed, 3-ribbed, ca. 1.5 mm, glabrous; pappus double, white; outer ones short, ca. 0.1 mm; inner ones long, 5-7 mm.

from: Ikeda, H. 2008: Compositae. – Pp. 332-379 in: Ohba, H., Iokawa, Y. & Sharma, L. R. 2008 (Ed.): Flora of Mustang, Nepal. – Tokyo. (as Cicerbita nepalensis)

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Nepal β€’ nativeA,B,C

Bibliography

A. Hara H., Chater A. O. & Williams L. H. J., An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal 3. 1982 (as Cicerbita nepalensis Kitam.)
B. Ikeda H. - Compositae in Ohba H., Iokawa Y. & Sharma L. R., Flora of Mustang, Nepal. 2008 (as Cicerbita nepalensis Kitam.)
C. Press J. R. & al., Annotated checklist of the flowering plants of Nepal; updated online version (as Cicerbita nepalensis Kitam.)