235. Saussurea chetchozensis Franchet, J. Bot. (Morot). 2: 359. 1888.
大坪风毛菊 da ping feng mao ju
Herbs to 70 cm tall, perennial. Stem solitary, erect, apically few branched, usually narrowly winged in middle part, arachnoid. Basal and lower stem leaves petiolate; petiole 4-6 cm; leaf blade broadly ovate, 8-10 × 4-6 cm, abaxially grayish white or green and densely tomentose or glabrous, adaxially green and scabrid, base cordate to cuneate, margin denticulate, apex acute to obtuse. Middle stem leaves petiolate; petiole 1-2 cm, winged, base decurrent on stem; leaf blade ovate to narrowly elliptic, 5-7 × 1.5-2 cm. Upper stem leaves sessile, narrowly elliptic to linear, base decurrent, apex acute. Capitula 2-9, in a lax corymbiform synflorescence or sometimes solitary, pedunculate. Involucre campanulate-obconic, 1.2-1.5 cm in diam. Phyllaries in 5 or 6 rows, densely arachnoid tomentose; outer phyllaries triangular-ovate, 3-5 × 3-4 mm, apex acute and usually with a dark mucro; middle phyllaries ovate, 5-10 × 2-3 mm, apex acute to obtuse; inner phyllaries narrowly ovate, 12-14 × 1-1.5 mm, apex obtuse. Corolla bluish purple, 1.3-1.4 cm, tube 6-7 mm, limb 6.5-7 mm, lobes 3-3.5 mm. Achene brown, ca. 3 mm, glabrous. Pappus dirty white; outer bristles 1-2 mm, scabrid; inner bristles 1-1.2 cm. Fl. and fr. Aug-Oct.
● Montane forests and thickets, grasslands; 2000-3700 m. Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan.