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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 20-21 | Asteraceae | Chondrilla

1. Chondrilla brevirostris Fischer & C. A. Meyer, Index Sem. Hort. Petrop. 3: 32. 1837.

短喙粉苞菊 duan hui fen bao ju

Chondrilla filifolia Iljin.

Herbs 30-60 cm tall, perennial, rosulate, becoming broomlike. Stem strongly erect-spreadingly branched from base, basally somewhat setaceous otherwise glabrous; branches slender, virgate. Rosette leaves spatulate to elliptic, 7-11 × 0.5-1.5 cm, withered at anthesis, runcinately pinnate, glabrous or abaxially with sparse rigid hairs. Lower and middle stem leaves lanceolate to linear, 2-11 cm × 1-5 mm, weakly but ± sharply incised or entire, glabrous or abaxially with sparse rigid hairs. Capitula with usually 9-12 florets. Involucre 1-1.2 cm, arachnoid hairy, occasionally with very few bristles. Phyllaries grayish green; outer phyllaries broadly triangular-ovate, longest ca. 2 mm; inner phyllaries 8. Achene body 4-5 mm, with a corona of 5 variably shaped entire to weakly 3-lobed erect scales of 0.2-0.5 mm, below corona with 1 to few rows of short rounded scales; beak 0.5-2.5 mm, without articulation. Pappus 6-9 mm. Fl. and fr. Jun-Sep. 2n = 15.

Desert steppes, grasslands in forests; ca. 1300 m. Xinjiang [Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia (W Asian and E and S European parts)].


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