70. Saussurea nematolepis Y. Ling, Contr. Inst. Bot. Natl. Acad. Peiping. 6: 67. 1949.
钻状风毛菊 zuan zhuang feng mao ju
Herbs 30-90 cm tall, perennial. Stem erect, apically branched, winged; wings ± dentate. Lower stem leaves unknown. Upper stem leaves sessile, oblong, narrowly elliptic, or linear-oblong, 3-13 × 0.7-2 cm, pinnately lobed or undivided, abaxially pale green to grayish green and sparsely arachnoid, adaxially dark green and sparsely pubescent; lateral lobes 1 or 2 pairs, broadly triangular, base decurrent or auriculate-semiamplexicaul, margin entire or sinuolate. Capitula numerous, in a lax paniculiform synflorescence, pedunculate. Involucre campanulate to globose, (0.7-)1-1.5 cm in diam. Phyllaries in 5-7 rows, arachnoid; outer phyllaries narrowly triangular-ovate, 4-5 × ca. 1 mm, apically dark purple, apex subulate and reflexed; middle phyllaries narrowly ovate-elliptic, 5-10 × 1-2 mm, apex acuminate to shortly subulate and erect or reflexed; inner phyllaries linear, 10-13 × ca. 1 mm, appendage herbaceous and villous. Receptacle bristles ca. 5 mm. Corolla pale purple or white, 0.8-1.2 cm, tube 5-6 mm, limb 5-6 mm. Achene brown, obconic, ca. 3.5 mm, angulate, wrinkled. Pappus dirty white; outer bristles ca. 4 mm; inner bristles ca. 8 mm. Fl. and fr. Aug-Oct.
● By trails on mountain slopes; 1500-3800 m. Gansu, Qinghai, NW Sichuan.