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281. Saussurea bullata W. W. Smith, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 8: 206. 1914.

泡叶风毛菊 pao ye feng mao ju

Herbs 5-16 cm tall, perennial, stemless or shortly stemmed. Stem solitary, purple, erect, apically few branched, densely covered with brown articulate hairs. Leaves usually in basal rosette. Rosette and lower stem leaves petiolate; petiole 1-3 cm, densely covered with brown articulate hairs; leaf blade broadly ovate or elliptic to suborbicular, 4-7 × 2-5 cm, abaxially white, densely tomentose, and with brown hairs on veins, adaxially green and with hairs on veins, base rounded, truncate, or slightly cordate, margin dentate, apex rounded. Middle stem leaves sessile, smaller. Capitula 2-8, clustered in a corymbiform synflorescence, shortly pedunculate. Involucre narrowly campanulate, (5-)8-10 mm in diam. Phyllaries in 4-7 rows, blackish purple, villous, apex acuminate; outer phyllaries ovate, 3-5 × 2-3 mm; middle phyllaries narrowly ovate-elliptic, ca. 6 × 3 mm; inner phyllaries narrowly elliptic, ca. 9 × 1.5 mm. Corolla purplish red, 1.2-1.5 cm, glabrous, tube 6-9 mm, limb 5-6 mm, lobes 3-4 mm. Achene grayish, cylindric, transversely rugose, ca. 2 mm, apex with a short crown. Pappus basally brown, apically dirty white; outer bristles scabrid, 1-2 mm, inner bristles 9-10 mm. Fl. and fr. Sep.

● Alpine grasslands, consolidated scree slopes; 3600-4300 m. NW Yunnan (Dêqên, Lijiang, Zhongdian).


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