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19e. Aster altaicus var. hirsutus Handel-Mazzetti, Acta Horti Gothob. 12: 221. 1938.

糙毛阿尔泰狗娃花 cao mao a er tai gou wa hua

Heteropappus altaicus var. hirsutus (Handel-Mazzetti) Y. Ling.

Plants green. Stems ascending or erect, densely spreading and coarsely white hairy, especially upper part, hairs ca. 1 mm or more, few branched from base. Leaves linear-lanceolate or spatulate, spreading coarsely white hairy. Capitula solitary, terminal on branches. Involucres 5-15 mm in diam.; outer phyllaries with narrowly scarious margin; inner with broadly scarious margin, glandular, coarsely white hairy.

● Grasslands, open slopes; 2200-3500 m. W Sichuan (Garzê, Jinchuan, Kangding), NW Yunnan.

This variety is similar to Aster altaicus var. altaicus but differs in having stems white hirsute.


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