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114. Saussurea canescens C. Winkler, Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada. 11: 168. 1889.

伊宁风毛菊 yi ning feng mao ju

Saussurea canescens var. major C. Winkler.

Herbs 1.5-20 cm tall, perennial, caespitose. Rootstock stout, fibrously split. Caudex much branched, with many leaf rosettes and flowering shoots, covered with remains of leaf sheaths. Stem solitary, ascending or erect, simple. Rosette and lower stem leaves petiolate; leaf blade narrowly elliptic or narrowly obovate, 1.5-7 × 0.2-0.6 cm, both surfaces grayish green to grayish white and densely arachnoid tomentose, margin sinuate-dentate or pinnately lobed. Upper stem leaves subsessile, linear to subulate, 0.6-2 cm. Capitula 1-3, solitary or in a condensed corymbiform synflorescence, slightly nodding, shortly pedunculate. Involucre campanulate, (5-)7-10 mm in diam. Phyllaries in ca. 5 rows, apically purple, arachnoid pubescent, glabrescent, apex acuminate; outer phyllaries ovate; inner phyllaries narrowly ovate-elliptic to linear. Receptacle with bristles. Corolla pink, 1.1-1.3 cm, tube 5-6 mm, limb ca. 7 mm. Achene brown, cylindric, 2-3 mm, with a short crown. Pappus basally pale brown, apically white; outer bristles 2-3 mm; inner bristles 1-1.1 cm. Fl. and fr. Jul-Aug.

Rocky mountain slopes; 1600-2500 m. Xinjiang [Kazakhstan].


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