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7. Himalaiella peguensis (C. B. Clarke) Raab-Straube, Willdenowia. 33: 391. 2003.

叶头须弥菊 ye tou xu mi ju

Saussurea peguensis C. B. Clarke, Compos. Ind. 235. 1876; S. dealbata Collett & Hemsley; S. deltoidea (Candolle) Schultz Bipontinus var. peguensis (C. B. Clarke) J. D. Hooker; S. leontopodium H. Léveillé & Vaniot; S. phyllocephala Collett & Hemsley.

Herbs 0.5-1.5[-2.5] m tall, biennial. Stem solitary, 7-10 mm in diam., erect, simple. Basal and lower stem leaves petiolate; leaf blade elliptic to obovate in outline, 8-30[-40] × 5-10[-15] cm, bipinnately lobed to bipinnately divided, abaxially grayish green and densely tomentose, adaxially green, scabrous, and with brown articulate hairs; primary lobes 5-10 pairs; secondary lobes 1-4 pairs, ovate-elliptic to obliquely triangular, apex mucronate. Middle and upper stem leaves sessile, gradually smaller upward on stem, pinnately lobed to pinnately divided, base auriculate and semiamplexicaul, apex acute. Capitula numerous in a racemiform or paniculiform synflorescence, subsessile to pedunculate. Involucre campanulate, 1.5-2(-2.5) cm in diam. Phyllaries in 4 or 5 rows, apex acute; outer phyllaries grayish green, oblong-linear, 9-15 × 1-5 mm, herbaceous, arachnoid lanate, margin crenulate; middle phyllaries narrowly triangular-ovate, 8-10[-15] × 1-1.5 mm; inner phyllaries linear, 8-10[-20] × 1-1.5 mm. Corolla purple, 1.3-1.5 cm, tube 6-7 mm, limb 6-7 mm, lobes 2-2.5 mm. Achene blackish brown, cylindric, 2-4 mm, apically muricate, apex with a crenulate crown. Pappus bristles dirty white, 1.1-1.2 cm. Fl. and fr. Sep-Oct. 2n = 34.

Forests; 1200-1600 m. Guizhou, Yunnan [Myanmar, N Thailand].


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