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167. Saussurea centiloba Handel-Mazzetti, Anz. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. 57: 144. 1920.

百裂风毛菊 bai lie feng mao ju

Saussurea leveillei F. H. Chen; S. vaniotii H. Léveillé.

Herbs 10-50 cm tall, perennial. Caudex simple, apically covered with fibrous remains of petioles. Stem solitary, erect, simple. Basal leaves petiolate; petiole 1-6 cm; leaf blade narrowly elliptic, 8-21 × 1.3-4.5 cm, bipinnately lobed or bipinnatisect, abaxially grayish white and densely tomentose, adaxially green and sparsely arachnoid; primary lobes 10-28 pairs. Stem leaves few, similar to basal leaves. Capitulum solitary, terminal on stem. Involucre broadly campanulate, 1.5-2 cm in diam. Phyllaries in 5-7 rows, purple, yellowish tomentose, apex obtuse or acute; outer phyllaries narrowly ovate-elliptic, 6-7 × 1-2 mm; middle phyllaries narrowly ovate, 7-14 × 1.5-2 mm; inner phyllaries narrowly ovate-elliptic, 14-16 × 1-1.5 mm. Corolla purplish red, 1.4-1.7 cm, tube 0.9-1.2 cm, limb 5-7 mm, lobes 3-4 mm. Achene brown, cylindric, 4-5 mm, smooth, glabrous, apex with short crenulate crown. Pappus straw-colored; outer bristles 1.5-4 mm, scabrid; inner bristles 1.2-1.3(-1.7) cm. Fl. and fr. Jul-Aug.

● Forest margins, thickets, grasslands; 3200-4200 m. SW Sichuan (Muli), NW Yunnan.


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