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185. Saussurea dschungdienensis Handel-Mazzetti, Anz. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. 61: 205. 1924.

中甸风毛菊 zhong dian feng mao ju

Herbs 2-4 cm tall, perennial, stemless or shortly stemmed. Caudex slender, usually branched, apically covered with brown remains of petioles. Rosette leaves petiolate; petiole 1-1.5 cm; leaf blade narrowly elliptic to obovate, 1-4 × 0.8-1.7 cm, sublyrate with 5-8 pairs of lobes or undivided and margin shallowly crenate or subentire, abaxially grayish white and densely tomentose, adaxially green and glabrous, apex obtuse to rounded and mucronate. Capitula solitary or rarely 2, in center of leaf rosette or terminal on stem. Involucre campanulate, 1-1.5 cm in diam. Phyllaries in 3 or 4 rows, apically pale purple, glabrous, apex acuminate; outer phyllaries narrowly triangular, 7-10 × ca. 2 mm; middle phyllaries narrowly elliptic, ca. 12 × 2 mm; inner phyllaries broadly linear, ca. 15 × 2 mm. Receptacle naked. Corolla purple, ca. 1.5 cm, tube 9-10 mm, limb ca. 6 mm. Achene cylindric, ca. 3 mm, transversely rugose, glabrous. Pappus pale brown; outer bristles ca. 3 mm, scabrid; inner bristles ca. 1.5 cm. Fl. and fr. Aug-Oct.

● Forest margins, grasslands by small streams, gravelly mountain slopes; 3000-4000 m. SW Sichuan (Muli), NW Yunnan (Dêqên, Zhongdian).


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