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Asteraceae
Cheirolophus burchardii Suzanna

Verified by: Temperate sect. 28 August 2011
Notes: Verified with Bramwell, D & Z. 'Wild Flowers of the Canary Islands' 2nd ed. 2001. Shrub with simple entire leaves, glandular dotted. Phyllaries with light brown and scarious fimbriate appendage not decurent. Florets all tubular, puple. Receptacle with long hairs. Cypsela with oblique attachment. Pappus of short purplish hairs. 1973224 Cheirolophus junoniana (Svent.) Holub. var. isoplexiphylla Svent. and this plant are extremely similar only the colour of the flowers is sligthly different. Though the plants have been vegetatively propagated and are both from the original locality where the taxa grows. The problem possibly exists from the flora treatment and the lack of recent revision. For the moment best as seperate species ? But maybe not good to use for any conservation or systematic research as the accessions are very old and seedlings are always possible ? Will pass it onto Nicholas Hind.
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Wild voucher no:                               26 July 1972
Locality: Canary Islands, Tenerife, East side of tunnel to Punta de Teno.
Field notes: At foot of basalt cliffs E side of tunnel.
Collector: Melville, R. 7273

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