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31. Senecio saussureoides Handel-Mazzetti, Acta Horti Gothob. 12: 294. 1938.

风毛菊状千里光 feng mao ju zhuang qian li guang

Herbs, perennial (or ?biennial). Stem solitary, erect, 30-80 cm tall, simple, subglabrous. Basal and lower leaves withered by anthesis, long petiolate; median stem leaf petiole 2-5 cm, slender, glabrous, not winged, basally slightly expanded, not auriculate; blade elliptic or lanceolate, to 15 × 5-6 cm, papery, abaxially pallid and sparsely pilose on main veins or glabrous, adaxially glabrous, margin pinnatipartite to (in basal half) pinnatisect into a triangular-lanceolate or lanceolate, long acuminate or attenuate, subentire, remotely dentate, or few lobulate terminal lobe and 10-12 spreading, ovate to oblong-lanceolate, acute, irregularly coarsely serrate or lacerate lateral lobes. Upper leaves smaller, shortly petiolate or subsessile; uppermost leaves linear, bractiform. Capitula discoid, nodding, 3-8 in lax terminal corymb; peduncles erect, apically recurved, to 20 cm, stout, not bracteolate. Involucres broadly campanulate, 6-8 × 6-10 mm, calyculate; bracts of calyculus 8-10, linear-lanceolate, purplish, dark at apex and on upper margins, ± fimbriate, white pubescent at least at apex; phyllaries 15-20, broadly lanceolate, 6-8 × ca. 2 mm, dark green or purple, dark at apex and on upper margins, fimbriate, herbaceous, sparsely arachnoid or fulvous puberulent, apically white bearded. Disk florets many; corolla yellow, 6.5-7.5 mm, with 2.5-3 mm tube and purplish tinged funnelform limb; lobes triangular-lanceolate, dark purple, apically acute, papillose. Anthers yellow, ca. 2.3 mm, basally subacutely auriculate, appendages ovate-lanceolate; antheropodia rather long, basally slightly dilated. Style branches ca. 12 mm. Achenes cylindric, 3-3.5 mm, glabrous. Pappus white, ca. 7 mm. Fl. Sep.

● Shrubs by meadows; 3900-4200 m. Sichuan (Dawu, Taining), Xizang (Gongbo’gyamda).


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