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10. Libanotis abolinii (Korovin) Korovin in Pavlov, Fl. Kazakhst. 6: 351. 1963.

狼山岩风 lang shan yan feng

Phlojodicarpus abolinii Korovin, Bot. Mater. Gerb. Glavn. Bot. Sada RSFSR 5: 74. 1924; Libanotis songorica (Schischkin) Korovin; L. michaylovae Korovin; Seseli abolinii (Korovin) Schischkin; S. langshanense Y. Z. Zhao & Y. C. Ma; S. songoricum Schischkin.

Plants 10–25(–60) cm, often grayish-blue throughout. Caudex simple, thick. Stems several, erect, branched above, solid, finely grooved, sometimes woody at base, glabrous or minutely hispid. Basal leaves numerous, petioles shorter than the blade, pubescent; blade narrowly oblong, 3–12 × 1–3.5 cm, 2–3-pinnate to pinnately dissected; pinnae 4–7 pairs, sessile; ultimate segments linear-lanceolate, 1–5 × 0.5–1 mm, glabrous. Cauline leaves reduced, 1–2-pinnately dissected, petioles wholly sheathing. Synflorescence corymbose; umbels 2–4 cm across, terminal and lateral; bracts 5–10, lanceolate, hispid; rays 5–15, unequal, hispid; bracteoles 5–8(–13), lanceolate, equaling or exceeding the flowers, margins scarious, becoming reflexed; umbellules 13–17-flowered; pedicels 1.5–2.5 mm. Petals white or tinged purple, puberulent abaxially, sometimes glabrous. Calyx teeth ovate-lanceolate or lanceolate, 0.2–0.3 mm, densely hispid. Stylopodium low-conic; styles short, erect. Fruit oblong to ellipsoid, dorsally compressed, ca. 3 × 1.5 mm, densely short-pubescent; ribs about equal, filiform; vittae 1 in each furrow, 2 on commissure. Fl. & fr. Jul–Sep.

Stony or gravelly mountain slopes, sandy areas; 1000–2100 m. Nei Mongol, Xinjiang [Kazakhstan, Mongolia].

Two of us (Pimenov & Kljuykov, FOC 14: 130. 2005) treat this as Seseli abolinii.


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