202. Saussurea paucijuga Y. Ling, Contr. Inst. Bot. Natl. Acad. Peiping. 6: 88. 1949.
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Herbs 10-32 cm tall, perennial. Rhizome short, apically covered with dull brown remains of petioles. Stem solitary, slender, erect, simple or few branched, sparsely white arachnoid lanate. Basal and lower stem leaves petiolate; petiole 1.5-4 cm; leaf blade narrowly elliptic to obovate-elliptic, 3-11 × 0.9-2 cm, papery, pinnately lobed to pinnatisect, abaxially pale green and sparsely arachnoid, adaxially green and glabrous, apex acute to shortly acuminate; lateral lobes 3-6 pairs, elliptic-ovate to triangular, margin entire, apex acuminate and long mucronate; terminal lobe triangular. Middle and upper stem leaves very few, narrowly elliptic to linear, ca. 10 × 2 mm. Capitula 1 or 2, at end of branches, long pedunculate. Involucre campanulate to funnel-shaped, 7-12 mm in diam. Phyllaries in ca. 4 rows, straw-colored, apically green or purple, and arachnoid, glabrescent, apex acuminate with a cartilaginous mucro; outer phyllaries ovate, 3-4 × ca. 2 mm; middle phyllaries narrowly elliptic, 4-6 × 2-3 mm; inner phyllaries narrowly obovate-elliptic to linear, 6-8 × 1-2 mm. Corolla purple, 1-1.1 cm, tube 4-5 mm, limb ca. 6 mm. Achene pale brown, cylindric, ca. 3 mm, glabrous. Pappus dirty white; outer bristles ca. 2 mm; inner bristles 7-8 mm. Fl. Aug-Oct.
● Mountain slopes; 2400-2800 m. S Shaanxi (Qin Ling).
Saussurea paucijuga is very close to and probably conspecific with S. acrophila.