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80d. Aster alpinus var. diversisquamus Y. Ling, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 74: 359. 1985.

异苞高山紫菀 yi bao gao shan zi wan

Stems 20-25 cm tall. Lower leaves ± erect, oblong-spatulate, 2-7 × 0.4-0.8 cm, sparsely or densely pubescent, sparsely glandular. Capitula 3-3.5 cm in diam. Phyllaries unequal, oblong-spatulate, 1.5-2.3 mm wide, outer series ca. 3/4 length of inner, blade reddish, apex rounded.

● About 1700 m. N Xinjiang (Tacheng).

This variety has unequal phyllaries, similar to Aster heterolepis, but its other features differ from the latter. It might be better treated as a species.


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