134. Saussurea megaphylla (X. Y. Wu) Y. S. Chen, J. Syst. Evol. 49: 160. 2011.
秦岭风毛菊 qin ling feng mao ju
Saussurea carduiformis Franchet var. megaphylla X. Y. Wu, Fl. Tsinling. 1(5): 423. 1985.
Herbs to 45 cm tall, perennial. Stem solitary, 4-5 mm in diam., erect, simple. Stem leaves petiolate, usually arranged around middle of stem; petiole 0.7-1.8 cm; leaf blade oblong, 6-20 × 2.5-6 cm, pinnatipartite, abaxially pale green and densely glandular hairy, adaxially green and sparsely shortly glandular hairy; lateral lobes 13-17 pairs, oblong, narrowly ovate-elliptic, or linear, 0.6-3 × 0.1-0.5 cm, usually curved downward, margin entire, apex acuminate. Capitula usually 10-14, in a laxly corymbiform synflorescence, long pedunculate. Involucre globose to campanulate, 1-1.5 cm in diam. Phyllaries in 5 or 6 rows, brownish, leathery; outer phyllaries ovate, ca. 5 × 2 mm; inner phyllaries apically black, narrowly oblong, 10-12 × ca. 2 mm, tomentose, apex long acuminate and recurved. Receptacle bristles yellowish brown, 5-6 mm. Corolla pink, 1-1.2 cm, glabrous, tube 5-6 mm, limb 5-6 mm, lobes ca. 4 mm. Achene brown, cylindric, ca. 5 mm, glabrous. Pappus yellowish white; outer bristles 3-4 mm; inner bristles ca. 8 mm. Fl. Aug-Sep, fr. Sep-Oct.
● Montane meadows, margins of mixed forests; 1800-2000 m. Shaanxi (Huxian).