180. Saussurea colpodes Y. L. Chen & S. Yun Liang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 19: 104. 1981.
鞘基风毛菊 qiao ji feng mao ju
Herbs 3-7 cm tall, perennial, shortly stemmed. Caudex simple, covered with dark brown remains of petioles. Stem solitary, erect, simple. Rosette leaves petiolate; petiole 2-3.5 cm; leaf blade narrowly elliptic, 6-15 × 1.5-2 cm, bipinnatisect, abaxially whitish and densely lanate, adaxially green and with articulate glandular hairs; primary segments 10-15 pairs, ovate; secondary lobes 1-3 pairs, triangular, margin revolute, apex acute and mucronate. Capitulum solitary, terminal on stem. Involucre broadly campanulate, 2.2-2.5 cm in diam. Phyllaries in 4 or 5 rows, pale brown or yellowish green, scarious, glabrous, apex acuminate; outer phyllaries narrowly triangular-ovate, apically green and reflexed; inner phyllaries linear, erect. Receptacle bristles subulate, ca. 2 mm. Corolla bluish purple, 2.2-2.5 cm, tube 1-1.2 cm, limb 8-10 mm, lobes 5-6 mm. Achene brown, cylindric, 3-4.5 mm, glabrous, apex with a short crown. Pappus pale brown; outer bristles 1.1-1.2 cm, plumose; inner bristles 1.5-1.7 cm. Fl. and fr. Jul-Aug.
● Forest margins, by trails; 3300-3400 m. S Xizang (Nyalam).