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93. Saussurea lacostei Danguy, J. Bot. (Morot). 21: 52. 1908.

高盐地风毛菊 gao yan di feng mao ju

Herbs 10-25 cm tall, perennial. Caudex stout, densely covered with remains of old leaves. Stems solitary or several, erect, branched from middle. Rosette leaves petiolate; petiole 2-4(-7.5) cm; leaf blade narrowly elliptic, 5-8 × 1-3 cm, bipinnately divided, both surfaces green and sparsely hispidulous; primary lobes 5-12 pairs, narrowly ovate to narrowly elliptic; secondary lobes 1-4 pairs, margin dentate, teeth and apex mucronate. Stem leaves similar to basal leaves, gradually smaller upward on stem. Capitula 1-6, on stem and branch ends, solitary or in a corymbiform synflorescence; peduncle 1-5 mm. Involucre obconic to narrowly campanulate, 6-10 mm in diam. Phyllaries in 4 or 5 rows, greenish or straw-colored, purplish in apical part, glabrous; outer phyllaries ovate, 4-5 × 2-3 mm, apex acuminate; middle phyllaries narrowly elliptic, 5-10 × 2-2.5 mm, apex acute; inner phyllaries narrowly elliptic to linear, 10-12 × 1.5-2 mm, apex acute. Receptacle bristles subulate, 6-8 mm. Corolla pale purple, 1.2-2.1(-2.4) cm, tube 5.5-10(-16) mm, limb 6.5-8 mm, lobes 2.5-4 mm. Achene brown, oblong, ca. 5 mm, glabrous. Pappus dirty white; outer bristles 1-3 mm; inner bristles 0.9-1.3 cm. Fl. and fr. Jul-Sep.

● Rocky dry mountain slopes, alpine saline soils; 2600-3000 m. W Xinjiang.


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