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270. Saussurea iodoleuca Handel-Mazzetti, Symb. Sin. 7: 1151. 1936.

浅堇色风毛菊 qian jin se feng mao ju

Herbs 40-65 cm tall, perennial. Stem solitary, erect, simple, unwinged, arachnoid. Basal leaves petiolate; petiole 1-3 cm; leaf blade ovate to elliptic, 3-10 × 1.5-5 cm, abaxially grayish white or grayish green and densely tomentose, adaxially green and strigose, base rounded to cuneate, margin denticulate, apex obtuse to acute and mucronate. Lower stem leaves petiolate; leaf blade narrowly elliptic to elliptic, base cuneate-attenuate. Middle and upper stem leaves shortly petiolate or sessile, gradually smaller upward on stem; leaf blade narrowly elliptic to linear. Capitula 3-6, clustered in a corymbiform synflorescence, shortly pedunculate. Involucre narrowly campanulate, 5-7 mm in diam. Phyllaries in 4-6 rows, straw-colored or pale green, tomentose, apex subobtuse and mucronate; outer phyllaries ovate, ca. 3 × 2-3 mm; middle phyllaries narrowly elliptic, ca. 7 × 3 mm; inner phyllaries linear, ca. 10 × 1 mm. Corolla white, ca. 1 cm. Pappus pale brown; outer bristles ca. 2 mm, scabrid; inner bristles 8-10 mm. Fl. and fr. Oct.

● Montane forests, thickets; 2000-2300 m. NW Yunnan (Dali, Yongsheng).


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