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121. Saussurea lomatolepis Lipschitz, Byull. Moskovsk. Obshch. Isp. Prir., Otd. Biol. 59(6): 80. 1954.

纹苞风毛菊 wen bao feng mao ju

Herbs 15-35 cm tall, perennial. Roots woody, fibrous. Caudex branched, with several flowering shoots. Stem erect or ascending, simple or rarely branched from base. Basal and lower stem leaves shortly petiolate; leaf blade ovate-elliptic to oblong, 8-10 × 1.5-2 cm, abaxially grayish white and densely arachnoid tomentose, adaxially green, almost glabrous, and scabrous, margin sinuate-dentate to pinnately cleft. Upper stem leaves sessile, gradually smaller upward on stem, usually with sterile shoots in axils. Capitula 2-5, in a condensed corymbiform synflorescence, pedunculate. Involucre campanulate, 8-10 mm in diam. Phyllaries in 4 or 5 rows, straw-colored, pubescent, margin distinct, narrow, and brown or black, apex obtuse to rounded; outer phyllaries ovate; inner phyllaries oblong. Receptacle bristles subulate, to 8 mm. Corolla dark red, ca. 1.2 cm, gland-dotted, tube ca. 6 mm, limb ca. 6 mm. Achene dark brown, cylindric, 4-6 mm, glabrous. Pappus white; outer bristles 1.5-3 mm; inner bristles 1-1.1 cm. Fl. and fr. Jul-Oct.

● Mountain steppes, meadows; 1300-2700 m. Xinjiang.


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