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76. Saussurea bella Y. Ling, Contr. Inst. Bot. Natl. Acad. Peiping. 6: 87. 1949.

漂亮风毛菊 piao liang feng mao ju

Saussurea haoi Y. Ling ex Y. L. Chen, S. Yun Liang & K. Y. Pan.

Herbs 3-10 cm tall, perennial, stemless or shortly stemmed. Caudex long, stout, usually simple. Rosette leaves petiolate; petiole 2-7 cm; leaf blade ovate, elliptic, or suborbicular, 2-7 × 1-4.5 cm, abaxially white and densely arachnoid tomentose, adaxially green and arachnoid but glabrescent, base cordate, truncate, or cuneate, margin sinuate-dentate and sometimes proximally pinnately lobed, apex rounded or obtuse to acuminate. Capitula numerous, 4-18, in a clustered corymbiform synflorescence, pedunculate. Involucre campanulate, 1.2-3 cm in diam. Phyllaries in 4 or 5 rows, green and herbaceous in distal part, arachnoid; outer phyllaries narrowly ovate-elliptic to linear, 10-15 × 3-5 mm, apex with a reflexed spiniform mucro; inner phyllaries linear, 1.6-2 × ca. 0.2 cm, yellowish, apex herbaceous and acuminate. Receptacle bristles subulate, ca. 4 mm. Corolla purple, 1.7-2 cm, tube 0.9-1.1 cm, limb 9-10 mm, lobes 5-5.5 mm. Achene gray, 4-5 mm, 4-angled, glabrous. Pappus straw-colored; outer bristles ca. 2 mm, scabrid; inner bristles ca. 1.6 cm. Fl. and fr. Aug-Sep.

● Alpine pastures, meadows, and scree slopes; 3200-4500 m. Qinghai, E Xizang.


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