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Gynoxys cuicochensis  Cuatrec.;  Asteraceae o Compositae

Arbustos o árboles pequeños que miden hasta 5 m de alto, tienen una densa capa de pelos de color blanco grisáceo. Las hojas son opuestas, lanceoladas y miden hasta 10 cm de largo. Las inflorescencias son varias cabezuelas, cada una de hasta 1,5 cm de diámetro. Las flores son de dos tipos: las externas (± 8) son irregulares, presentan una lengüeta llamativa de hasta 13 mm de largo, de color amarillo brillantes, las internas (± 18) son tubulares y con 5 dientes, de color amarillo. Los frutos tienen una corona de pelos ásperos, de hasta 15 mm de largo, blanco-pajizos.

Distribución: Endémica del Ecuador. En el PNC se encuentra en áreas boscosas.

Shrubs or small trees up to 5 m tall, covered with a dense layer of grayish white hairs. The leaves are opposite, lanceolate, up to 10 cm long. The inflorescences are several heads, each to 1.5 cm in diameter. The flowers are of two types: the external are (± 8) irregular, strap-shaped, up to 13 mm long, bright yellow; the internal (± 18) are tubular with 5 teeth, yellow. The fruits have a crown of coarse, yellowish-white hairs, up to 15 mm long.

Distribution: Endemic to Ecuador. In CNP it is found in forested areas.

 
 
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