Melanoseris ciliata

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Melanoseris ciliata

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Chinese (China): 景东毛鳞菊 jing dong mao lin juA


Herbs ca. 50 cm tall. Stem erect, apically branched and sparsely glandular hairy. Lower and middle stem leaves with petiole 3–5.5 cm, narrowly winged, basally widened and auriculately clasping; leaf blade lyrately pinnatisect, abaxially or both surfaces with squarrose hairs on veins; lateral lobes 1 pair, elliptic, apex acute to obtuse; terminal lobe triangular, 6–8 × 3–4 cm, base truncate, apex acute. Upper stem leaves similar to middle stem leaves but smaller; uppermost stem leaves sessile, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, undivided. Synflorescence racemiform, with few capitula. Capitula with ca. 15 florets. Involucre broadly cylindric to campanulate, ca. 1.5 × 0.8 cm. Phyllaries dark green, abaxially glabrous, apex acute to obtuse; outer phyllaries broadly triangular to linear-lanceolate, margin white fimbriate. Florets bluish. Achene beaked but only immature ones seen. Pappus ?single, bristles ca. 6 mm. Fl. Nov.

from: Shih C. & Kilian N. in Wu Z. Y. & al. (ed.), Flora of China 20–21: 219–220. 2011, Beijing & St Louis.


Asia-Temperate: China South-Central (YunnannativeA,B)


A. Wu & al., Flora of China 20-21. 2011
B. C. Shih, Flora Reipublicae Popularis Sinicae 80(1). 1997