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259. Saussurea acuminata Turczaninow ex Fischer & C. A. Meyer, Index Sem. Hort. Petrop. 1: 37. 1835.

渐尖风毛菊 jian jian feng mao ju

Herbs 30-60 cm tall, perennial. Stem solitary, erect, apically branched, narrowly winged, subglabrous. Basal leaves petiolate; leaf blade narrowly ovate-elliptic to oblong, both surfaces green and glabrous, usually withered at anthesis. Lower and middle stem leaves petiolate; petiole winged; leaf blade narrowly elliptic to linear, 10-18 × 2-2.5 cm, base attenuate, margin revolute and entire or denticulate, apex long acuminate. Upper stem leaves sessile, smaller ones linear. Capitula numerous, in a clustered hemispheric-corymbiform synflorescence at end of stem and branches, shortly pedunculate or sessile. Involucre narrowly campanulate, 5-6 mm in diam. Phyllaries in ca. 4 rows, sparsely pubescent; outer phyllaries ovate, apex long acuminate to caudate and usually reflexed; middle phyllaries oblong, apex acute; inner phyllaries linear, apex subacute. Corolla pale purplish red, 1.2-1.5 cm, tube ca. 8 mm, limb ca. 7 mm. Achene cylindric, 1.5-2 mm. Pappus white; outer bristles 2-3 mm, scabrid; inner bristles ca. 1.4 cm. Fl. and fr. Jul-Sep.

Moist meadows, forests, steppes. Heilongjiang, Nei Mongol [Mongolia, Russia (Siberia)].


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