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58b. Saussurea japonica var. pteroclada (Nakai & Kitagawa) Raab-Straube, Fl. China. 20-21: 78. 2011.

翼茎风毛菊 yi jing feng mao ju

Basionym: Saussurea microcephala var. pteroclada Nakai & Kitagawa, Rep. Exped. Manchoukuo Sect. IV, 1: 63. 1934; S. glomerata f. alata F. H. Chen; S. japonica f. alata (F. H. Chen) Kitagawa; S. japonica var. alata (F. H. Chen) Nakai & Kitagawa (1936), not (Regel) Komarov (1907).

Stem conspicuously winged; wings entire or dentate. Leaf blade base decurrent.

● Mountain slopes, forests, thickets, loess slopes, roadsides, wastelands, fallow fields; 200-2900 m. Gansu, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Nei Mongol, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shandong, Sichuan.

Saussurea japonica var. pteroclada with winged stems is treated under the name S. japonica var. alata (Regel) Komarov in some provincial floras (H. C. Fu & D. S. Wen in Ma, Fl. Intramongol., ed. 2, 4: 720. 1993; W. Wang & C. Y. Li, Fl. Pl. Herb. Chin. Bor.-Orient. 9: 331. 2004; D. Z. Ma et al., eds., Fl. Ningxia. 2: 368. 2007). However, that name is based on S. pulchella var. alata Regel, a taxon which clearly belongs to S. pulchella and can only be used for the winged variety of that species (see also the discussion under S. pulchella). A name for the winged forms of S. japonica at the varietal level is not yet available and is therefore validated here. The variety probably has a wider distribution in China than indicated above.

Saussurea chingiana in the sense of S. W. Liu (Fl. Qinghai. 3: 461. 1996) is a misapplied name for this taxon.


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