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68. Saussurea pseudomalitiosa Lipschitz, Byull. Moskovsk. Obshch. Isp. Prir., Otd. Biol. 59(6): 76. 1954.

类尖头风毛菊 lei jian tou feng mao ju

Herbs (7-)25-50 cm tall, biennial. Stems solitary or few, 3-7 mm in diam., erect, simple or branched from base, narrowly winged; wings dentate. Basal and lower stem leaves petiolate; leaf blade narrowly ovate-elliptic to linear, 6-11 × 1-4 cm, runcinate-pinnately lobed or pinnatisect, both surfaces green and sparsely pubescent; lateral lobes triangular to linear, margin entire or dentate, teeth and apex with cartilaginous mucro. Middle and upper stem leaves sessile, base ± decurrent. Capitula very numerous, 3-6 ± clustered at end of branches in a corymbiform or paniculiform synflorescence, subsessile to pedunculate. Involucre campanulate, 0.8-1.5 cm in diam. Phyllaries in 4 or 5 rows, villous and gland-dotted, apically dark purple, apex long acuminate; outer phyllaries narrowly ovate-elliptic, 8-10 × ca. 1 mm, apex acuminate and sometimes recurved; middle phyllaries narrowly elliptic, 10-11 × 1-2 mm, apex acuminate; inner phyllaries linear, 10-12 × 1-2 mm, apical appendage dark purple and somewhat widened. Receptacle bristles 1-2 mm. Corolla purplish red, 1.1-1.5 cm, gland-dotted, tube 5-7 mm, limb 6-7 mm, lobes 3-4 mm. Achene obconic, ca. 3 mm, wrinkled, gland-dotted. Pappus straw-colored; outer bristles 1-2 mm; inner bristles 1-1.1 cm. Fl. and fr. Aug.

Juniperus and Picea forests, open mountain slopes; 3300-4200 m. Qinghai.


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