Chinese (China): 假福王草属 jia fu wang cao shuA
Herbs, perennial or more rarely annual. Stem usually solitary, erect, branched apically, glabrous or glandular hairy, leafy or rarely ± leafless. Leaves pinnately lobed or more rarely undivided. Synflorescence with capillaceous branches. Capitula often pendent at anthesis, with 4–15 florets; peduncle capillaceous. Involucre narrowly cylindric. Phyllaries usually green and tinged pale purplish red, glabrous; outer phyllaries few, gradually longer centripetally, mostly much shorter than inner phyllaries; inner phyllaries usually 5 or 8, ± equal in length, ± linear-lanceolate to linear. Receptacle naked. Florets pale reddish or purple. Achene body dark to blackish brown, fusiform, weakly compressed, with 5 main ribs (2 lateral, 1 median ventrally, and 2 median dorsally) and 2 rather similar secondary ribs in between, apically attenuate and pale but without or rarely with a short beak. Pappus white, single, of slender scabrid bristles.
Diploids, x = 9.B
Asia-Temperate: China North-Central (Shaanxi ‒ native); China South-Central (Chongqing ‒ native, Guizhou ‒ native, Hubei ‒ native, Sichuan ‒ native, Yunnan ‒ native); China Southeast (Anhui ‒ native, Fujian ‒ native, Guangdong ‒ native, Guangxi ‒ native, Hunan ‒ native, Jiangsu ‒ native, Jiangxi ‒ native, Zhejiang ‒ native); Hainan ‒ native: presence questionable; Japan (Honshu ‒ native, Kyushu ‒ native, Shikoku ‒ native); Taiwan ‒ native; Tibet ‒ native: presence questionable Asia-Tropical: Myanmar ‒ native; Thailand ‒ native; Vietnam ‒ native