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15. Ferula moschata (H. Reinsch) Koso-Poljansky, Bjull. Obš?. Estestvoisp. Voronežsk. Gosud. Univ. 1: 94. 1926.

麝香阿魏 she xiang a wei

Sumbulus moschatus H. Reinsch, Jahrb. Pract. Pharm. Verwandte Fächer 13: 69. 1846; Euryangium sumbul Kauffmann; Ferula sumbul (Kauffmann) J. D. Hooker.

Plants 0.5–1 m, pubescent becoming subglabrous. Stem slender, corymbose-branched, lower branches alternate, upper branches verticillate. Leaf blade broadly elliptic-triangular, ternate-2-pinnatisect; ultimate segments oblong or lanceolate, 20–35 × 10–15 mm, remote, rather thick, adaxially glabrous, abaxially pubescent, sometimes sparsely papillose along veins, distally lobed, lobules entire or toothed. Terminal umbel long-pedunculate, lateral umbels 1–2, solitary or opposite, slightly exceeding terminal; umbels 4–6 cm across; bracts absent; rays 6–12, subequal; bracteoles lanceolate; umbellules 9–12-flowered. Stylopodium low-conic, base dilated, margins undulate. Fruit ellipsoid, ca. 7 mm; vittae 1 in each furrow, 2 on commissure. Fl. Jun, fr. Jul.

Scrub on gravelly slopes; 1500–1600 m. W Xinjiang (Zhaosu) [Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan].


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