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230. Saussurea baroniana Diels, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 29: 625. 1901.

棕脉风毛菊 zong mai feng mao ju

Saussurea broussonetiifolia F. H. Chen; S. rufotricha Y. Ling.

Herbs 20-60 cm tall, perennial. Stem solitary, erect, apically branched, with brown multicellular articulate hairs. Lower and middle stem leaves petiolate; petiole 2-13 cm, with brown articulate hairs; leaf blade ovate to ovate-cordate, 8.5-14 × 4.5-9 cm, abaxially grayish white and densely arachnoid lanate, adaxially green, scabrid, and strigose, base cordate to rarely rounded, margin coarsely dentate, apex acuminate. Upper stem leaves shortly petiolate to subsessile, gradually smaller upward on stem; leaf blade ovate, base cuneate. Capitula 2 or 3 clustered at end of branches, in a corymbiform synflorescence, shortly pedunculate. Involucre narrowly campanulate to ovoid, 6-10 mm in diam. Phyllaries in 6 or 7 rows, arachnoid; outer phyllaries ovate-triangular, leathery, apically black, apex mucronate; inner phyllaries oblong to narrowly ovate-elliptic, apically purple, apex obtuse. Corolla purple, ca. 1.1 cm. Achene ca. 5 mm, glabrous. Pappus grayish white to pale brown; outer bristles scabrid. Fl. and fr. Aug-Oct.

● Montane forests, forest margins; 2200-2800 m. S Shaanxi (Qin Ling).


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