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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 20-21 | Asteraceae | Saussurea

110. Saussurea kanzanensis Kitamura, Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 8: 75. 1939.

台湾风毛菊 tai wan feng mao ju

Herbs 6-14 cm tall, perennial. Stem solitary, ca. 1 mm in diam., slender, erect, simple, woody at base. Basal leaves withered at anthesis. Stem leaves petiolate; petiole 1-2.5 cm, narrowly winged, sometimes decurrent on stem; leaf blade narrowly elliptic to oblong, 2-4.5(-10) × 1-2(-4) cm, pinnately lobed to pinnatisect, both surfaces green and pubescent, base truncate to cuneate; lateral lobes 3-5 pairs, triangular to oblong, apex acute. Upper stem leaves smaller; uppermost stem leaves linear, subtending capitula. Capitula 1-3, solitary or in a corymbiform synflorescence, pedunculate. Involucre narrowly cylindric, 4-5 mm in diam. Phyllaries in ca. 4 rows, margin arachnoid, apex acuminate; outer phyllaries ovate; middle phyllaries oblong; inner phyllaries linear, ca. 8 mm. Receptacle bristles few, subulate, 5-6 mm. Corolla red, 9-10 mm, tube 4-5 mm, limb 4-5 mm. Achene brownish purple, cylindric, ca. 3.5 mm, glabrous. Pappus white, basally pale brown; outer bristles ca. 2 mm, scabrid; inner bristles ca. 7.5 mm. Fl. Aug-Sep, fr. Oct.

● Sunny rocky slopes, semishaded Abies forests; ca. 3500 m. Taiwan.


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