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172. Saussurea lhunzhubensis Y. L. Chen & S. Yun Liang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 19: 100. 1981.

林周风毛菊 lin zhou feng mao ju

Herbs 4-6 cm tall, perennial, caespitose, shortly stemmed. Caudex branched, apically covered with brown remains of petioles, with several sterile rosettes and flowering stems. Stem erect, simple, arachnoid. Basal leaves petiolate; petiole purplish red, 1.5-2 cm, base enlarged; leaf blade narrowly elliptic to narrowly obovate, 5-8 × 0.4-1.2 cm, abaxially grayish white and densely tomentose, adaxially green and densely arachnoid pubescent, margin entire or sinuate-lobate, apex acute and mucronate. Stem leaves linear, smaller than basal leaves. Capitulum solitary, terminal on stem. Involucre broadly campanulate, 2-3 cm in diam. Phyllaries in ca. 4 rows, straw-colored to pale brown, apically greenish or purplish red, arachnoid; outer phyllaries narrowly ovate-elliptic, pale brown; inner phyllaries linear. Receptacle bristles 2-2.5 mm. Corolla purplish red, ca. 2 cm, tube 9-10 mm, limb 8-9 mm. Achene oblong, 3-5 mm, transversely rugose, apex with a short crown. Pappus pale brown; outer bristles scabrid. Fl. and fr. Jul-Aug.

● Alpine grasslands, on sandy soils; 4000-4600 m. C Xizang.


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