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Perennial herbs, erect, green or purplish, villous or glandular pubescent, 4-20 cm tall, with tuberous rootstock. Leaves ovate, elliptic, linear-lanceolate, acute or obtuse at apex, usually entire or 1-2-denticulate, 1-4 cm long, 0.5-1.5 cm wide, glabrous or villous, upper sessile, lower petioled; petiole 1-3 cm long. Heads solitary, ca. 1.5 cm across. Involucral bracts 2-3-seriate, ca. 1 cm long, acuminate, pubescent or villous. Ray florets many; tube ca. 1 mm long, ligule bluish purple or mauve, 1.5-2.5 cm long. Disc florets, orange yellow or purplish, ca. 5 mm long. Style appendages, lanceolate. Achenes brownish, ca. 3 mm long, silky hairy. Pappus white or yellowish, ca. 1.5 mm long, double; outer setae paleaceous.


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Source: Plants of Tibet

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