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190. Saussurea nyalamensis Y. L. Chen & S. Yun Liang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 19: 103. 1981.

聂拉木风毛菊 nie la mu feng mao ju

Herbs 2-3 cm tall, perennial, usually caespitose. Caudex simple or few branched, covered with brown fibrous remains of petioles. Rosette leaves petiolate; petiole base widened to a purplish red sheath; leaf blade linear, 2.5-4.5 × 0.3-0.7 cm, runcinately pinnatisect, abaxially grayish white and densely tomentose, adaxially densely pilose with articulate hairs; lateral lobes 6-9 pairs, triangular, margin revolute and usually entire, apex acuminate and mucronate. Capitulum solitary, in center of leaf rosette, sessile. Involucre narrowly campanulate, 6-10 mm in diam. Phyllaries in 3 or 4 rows, narrowly ovate-elliptic, yellowish brown to yellowish green, margin and apically dark purplish red. Receptacle bristles subulate, 1-2 mm. Corolla purplish red, 1.2-1.4 cm, tube 4-7 mm, limb ca. 7 mm. Achene ca. 2 mm, transversely rugose. Pappus yellowish brown; outer bristles scabrid. Fl. and fr. Jul-Aug.

● Alpine grasslands, scree slopes; ca. 4700 m. S Xizang (Nyalam, Zhongba).


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