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2. Ligusticum mucronatum (Schrenk) Leute, Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien. 74: 473. 1970.

短尖藁本 duan jian gao ben

Neogaya mucronata Schrenk in Fischer & C. A. Meyer, Enum. Pl. Nov. 2: 40. 1842; Libanotis dolichostyla Schischkin; L. subsimplex Popov; Pachypleurum dolichostylum (Schischkin) Korovin ex Kamelin; P. mucronatum (Schrenk) Schischkin; Seseli dolichostylum (Schischkin) M. Hiroe; S. mucronatum (Schrenk) Pimenov & Sdobnina.

Plants 15–80 cm. Rootstock cylindrical. Stems single or multicipital, base densely clothed with fibrous remnant sheaths. Basal leaves petiolate; petioles 4–15 cm; blade oblong, 5–12 × 1.5–5 cm, 1-pinnate; pinnae 5–7 pairs, oblong-ovate, 1–4 × 0.5–1.5 cm, shallowly to deeply 3–5-lobed, strigose on veins and margins. Cauline leaves few, much reduced. Umbels terminal and lateral, 2–7 cm across; bracts few, linear, margins narrowly white membranous, usually caducous; rays 15–32, 1.5–3 cm; bracteoles 5–10, linear-lanceolate, margins white membranous. Calyx teeth minute, triangular. Petals white obovate, base cuneate. Styles ca. 1/3 × fruit. Fruit oblong-ovoid, ca. 3 × 1.5–2 mm; dorsal and intermediate ribs prominent, lateral ribs narrowly winged; vittae 1–2 in each furrow, 4 on commissure. Seed face plane. Fl. Jul–Aug, fr. Sep–Oct.

Wooded valleys, grassy slopes; 1700–3300 m. N Xinjiang [Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia].

Two of us (Pimenov & Kljuykov, FOC 14: 130. 2005) treat this as Seseli mucronatum.


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