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198. Saussurea alatipes Hemsley, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 29: 308. 1892.

翼柄风毛菊 yi bing feng mao ju

Herbs 15-40 cm tall, perennial. Rhizome oblique-ascending, covered with blackish brown remains of petioles. Stem solitary, 1-3 mm in diam., erect, simple or branched. Rosette and lower stem leaves petiolate; petiole winged, 3-11 cm, with 1-6 obliquely triangular lobes or large teeth; leaf blade ovate to narrowly ovate-elliptic, 6-10 × 3.5-8 cm, abaxially grayish to greenish white, gland-dotted, and densely tomentose, adaxially green, scabrid, and strigose, base cordate to rounded, margin sinuate-dentate, apex acuminate. Middle and upper stem leaves sessile, narrowly elliptic to linear, 2-7 × 0.1-1 cm. Capitula several, solitary or in groups of to 3 on end of branches in a corymbiform synflorescence, pedunculate. Involucre cylindric to campanulate, 0.7-1.3 cm in diam. Phyllaries in 5-7 rows, pale green, arachnoid tomentose to glabrescent, apex acuminate to acute; outer phyllaries triangular-ovate, 3-4 × 1-2 mm, apex dark purple; middle phyllaries narrowly ovate-elliptic, 4-9 × 2-2.5 mm; inner phyllaries narrowly elliptic to linear, 9-12 × 1-1.5 mm, apically bearded. Corolla pale purple, 1-1.2 cm, tube 5-6 mm, limb 5.5-6.5 mm. Achene cylindric, ca. 5 mm, 5-ribbed, glabrous. Pappus white; outer bristles 1.5-2.5 mm; inner bristles 8-10(-13) mm. Fl. and fr. Jul-Aug.

● Forests, grasslands, beside trails; 1500-2600 m. N and NE Chongqing (Chengkou, Wu Shan, Wuxi), W Hubei (Badong, Shennongjia).


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