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2. Craniospermum subfloccosum Krylov, Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint Pétersbourg. 21: 10. 1903.

卷毛颅果草 juan mao luo guo cao

Herbs perennial; caudex subterrestrial, bearing rosettes and 1 to few stems, 7-15 cm tall. Basal leaves grayish, lanceolate, 5-9 cm × 4-6 mm, apex acute, gradually tapering to petiole; stem leaves sessile, wide lanceolate, smaller than basal leaves, upper part with stems densely covered by flocculent tomentum of fine long hairs, apex obtuse. Inflorescences subcapitate, many flowered, subtended by 1 or 2 stem leaves; bracts lanceolate-linear, small. Calyx 6.5-7.5 mm, densely pubescent. Corolla rose-lilac, 9-10 mm; lobes triangular-lanceolate, apex obtuse. Anthers exserted. Nutlets unknown. Fl. (?May) Jul-Aug.

On rocks. NW Xinjiang [Kazakhstan (Altay Mts.), W Mongolia, Russia (Altay Mts.)].


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