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275. Saussurea alaschanica Maximowicz, Bull. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg. 27: 492. 1882.

阿拉善风毛菊 a la shan feng mao ju

Herbs 10-30 cm tall, perennial. Stem solitary, erect, simple, sparsely arachnoid. Basal and lower stem leaves petiolate; petiole 1-5 cm; leaf blade elliptic to ovate-elliptic, 2.5-13 × 1.5-5 cm, abaxially grayish green and densely tomentose, adaxially green and glabrous, base cuneate to rounded, margin denticulate to sinuate-dentate, apex acuminate. Middle stem leaves few, shortly petiolate, gradually smaller upward on stem. Upper stem leaves sessile, narrowly ovate-elliptic to narrowly elliptic. Capitula 2 or 3, in a clustered corymbiform synflorescence or sometimes solitary, shortly pedunculate to subsessile. Involucre campanulate, 1-1.2 cm in diam. Phyllaries in 4 or 5 rows, straw-colored but purple apically and near margin, villous, apex acuminate; outer phyllaries triangular-ovate; inner phyllaries linear. Corolla purplish red, 1.2-1.5 cm, tube ca. 6 mm, limb 6-9 mm. Achene blackish brown, cylindric, ca. 4 mm. Pappus dirty white; outer bristles 2-3 mm, scabrid; inner bristles ca. 1.2 cm. Fl. and fr. Jul-Sep.

Thickets, mountain slopes, rock fissures. Nei Mongol, Ningxia [Mongolia].


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