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268. Saussurea dielsiana Koidzumi, Fl. Symb. Orient.-Asiat. 50. 1930.

狭头风毛菊 xia tou feng mao ju

Saussurea microcephala Diels, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 29: 624. 1901, not Franchet (1888); S. stenocephala Y. Ling.

Herbs 50-80 cm tall, perennial. Stems solitary or several, erect, simple or apically branched, wingless. Lower stem leaves petiolate; petiole 3-6 cm; leaf blade oblong-triangular to ovate, 8-10 × 4-5(-8) cm, undivided or pinnately lobed, both surfaces green, scabridulous, and subglabrous, base truncate to rarely cordate, margin sinuate-dentate, apex acuminate; lateral lobes 2 or 3 pairs. Upper stem leaves petiolate; petiole 0.5-4 cm; leaf blade narrowly ovate-elliptic to narrowly triangular, gradually smaller upward on stem, usually undivided, base cuneate, truncate, or slightly rounded, apex long acuminate. Capitula numerous, in a corymbiform synflorescence or solitary at leaf axils, pedunculate. Involucre narrowly campanulate to cylindric, 4-6 mm in diam. Phyllaries in 5 or 6 rows, leathery, apically purple, arachnoid at margin; outer phyllaries ovate, small, apex acute and patent to recurved; inner phyllaries linear, apex acute to slightly obtuse. Corolla purplish red, ca. 1.1 cm. Achene brown, cylindric, ca. 5 mm. Pappus white; outer bristles ca. 2 mm, scabrid; inner bristles ca. 9 mm. Fl. and fr. Oct. 2n = 26*.

● Montane grasslands; 800-1800 m. Nei Mongol, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan.


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