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24. Scorzonera circumflexa Krascheninnikov & Lipschitz, Byull. Moskovsk. Obshch. Isp. Prir., Otd. Biol. 43: 148. 1934.

皱波球根鸦葱 zhou bo qiu gen ya cong

Herbs (8-)15-25 cm tall, perennial, with a globose tuber some cm below surface. Caudex rather inconspicuous, reddish brown lanate, with few scarious leaf sheath residues. Stems 1-3, erect, weak, sparsely branched apically, densely pubescent. Basal leaves few, broadly lanceolate, usually 5-15 × 0.8-1.5 cm, densely tomentose, base attenuate, margin undulate, apex acute to acuminate and often curled. Stem leaves similar to basal leaves but not basally attenuate. Synflorescence sparsely corymbiform, with 2 or 3 capitula. Involucre narrowly cylindric to obconic. Phyllaries abaxially densely pubescent; outermost phyllaries triangular-ovate to lanceolate. Florets yellow, purplish red when dry. Achene cylindric, 6-7 mm, densely sericeous. Pappus brownish, ca. 9 mm. Fl. and fr. Apr-May. 2n = 12.

Stony slopes, mountain plains; ca. 1100 m. Xinjiang [Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan].


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