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250. Saussurea lampsanifolia Franchet, J. Bot. (Morot). 2: 357. 1888.

鹤庆风毛菊 he qing feng mao ju

Herbs 25-40 cm tall, perennial. Stems erect, simple or apically branched, narrowly winged, many leaved. Basal and lower stem leaves petiolate; petiole broadly winged, margin dentate; leaf blade ovate to elliptic, 7-10 × 3-4 cm, lyrately pinnatisect, abaxially whitish and densely tomentose, adaxially green and scabrid; lateral lobes 2 or 3 pairs, ovate to triangular, base truncate or shallowly cordate, margin entire or dentate; terminal lobe ovate-triangular, apex acute to shortly acuminate. Upper stem leaves gradually smaller upward on stem. Capitula numerous, in 3-5 corymbiform synflorescences at end of axillary branches, subsessile. Involucre narrowly campanulate, 5-7 mm in diam. Phyllaries in 5 or 6 rows, straw-colored, subglabrous, apex long acuminate and patent or reflexed; outer phyllaries ovate, 2-3 × 1-1.5 mm; middle phyllaries narrowly ovate-elliptic, 3-6 × ca. 1.5 mm; inner phyllaries linear, 6-8 × ca. 1 mm. Corolla and achene unknown. Pappus pale white; outer bristles scabrid; inner bristles ca. 7 mm. Fl. and fr. Sep-Oct.

● Forests, thickets. Yunnan (Heqing).

Saussurea lampsanifolia is apparently only known from the single type specimen with not yet developed florets.


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