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8e. Ligusticum sinense cv. Chuanxiong S. H. Qiu et al., Acta Phytotax. Sin. 17(2): 102. 1979, pro sp.

川芎 chuan xiong

Plants never flowering or setting seed. Rootstock a thick tuber Ultimate leaf segments pinnatifid. 2n = 22*.

Cultivated. Gansu, Henan, Hubei, Nei Mongol, Shaanxi, W Sichuan.

The heavy, aromatic rhizomes of this cultivar are widely used in the popular Chinese medicine “Chuanxiong” (Rhizoma Chuanxiong).


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