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279. Saussurea cauloptera Handel-Mazzetti, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem. 13: 645. 1937.

翅茎风毛菊 chi jing feng mao ju

Saussurea rosthornii Diels var. sessilifolia Diels.

Herbs 50-60 cm tall, perennial. Stem solitary, erect, simple, narrowly winged or wingless. Basal and lower stem leaves withered at anthesis. Middle stem leaves petiolate; petiole winged; leaf blade ovate to elliptic, 7-11 × 3.5-6 cm, abaxially grayish white and densely tomentose, adaxially green and slightly scabrid, base cuneate-attenuate to truncate, margin denticulate, apex acute. Capitula 4-10, in a clustered corymbiform synflorescence, shortly pedunculate or sessile. Involucre ovoid, ca. 6 mm in diam. Phyllaries in 4 or 5 rows, brownish, pubescent or arachnoid; outer phyllaries ovate, apex with black mucro; middle phyllaries narrowly ovate-elliptic; inner phyllaries linear. Corolla red, 9-10 mm. Achene ca. 3 mm, glabrous. Pappus pale brown; outer bristles scabrid. Fl. and fr. Sep-Oct.

● Open forests; 1700-3000 m. Chongqing (Nanchuan), Henan, S Shaanxi (Qin Ling).


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