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249. Saussurea morifolia F. H. Chen, Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol., Bot. 8: 123. 1938.

桑叶风毛菊 sang ye feng mao ju

Herbs 20-60 cm tall, perennial. Stem solitary, erect, simple or few branched, glabrous. Basal and lower stem leaves petiolate; petiole 8-11 cm; leaf blade obovate to elliptic, 7-11 × 3.5-6 cm, lyrately pinnatisect, both surfaces green and glabrous; lateral segments 2-4 pairs, elliptic to narrowly triangular, margin denticulate or subentire, apex obtuse to acute; terminal segment ovate to triangular-ovate, margin sparsely denticulate, apex acute to acuminate. Middle stem leaves shortly petiolate; leaf blade elliptic; lateral segments 1 or 2 pairs, elliptic; terminal segment triangular-hastate. Upper stem leaves small, with 1 pair of lobes or undivided; terminal lobe or leaf blade narrowly elliptic to broadly linear. Capitula solitary and terminal on stem or 2-4 in a corymbiform synflorescence, pedunculate. Involucre campanulate, 7-12 mm in diam. Phyllaries in 4-6 rows, subglabrous, apically reflexed; outer phyllaries ovate, ca. 5 × 3 mm; middle phyllaries elliptic, 6-8 × 1.5-2 mm, apex long acuminate; inner phyllaries linear, 9-10 × ca. 1 mm, apex acute. Corolla purple, ca. 1.5 cm, tube ca. 9 mm, limb ca. 6 mm, lobes ca. 4 mm. Achene brown, 4-5 mm, glabrous. Pappus dirty white; outer bristles ca. 2 mm, scabrid; inner bristles ca. 1 cm. Fl. and fr. Jul-Sep.

● Montane forests, trailsides; 1800-2700 m. SE Gansu, S Shaanxi (Qin Ling).


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