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256. Saussurea hultenii Lipschitz, Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad). 57: 528. 1972.

雅龙风毛菊 ya long feng mao ju

Herbs 65-70 cm tall, perennial. Stem solitary, 5-6 mm in diam., erect, apically few branched, apically flexuous, sparsely arachnoid and with brown articulate hairs. Lower and middle stem leaves petiolate; petiole 1.5-2.5 cm; leaf blade ovate-elliptic to narrowly ovate-elliptic, 11-16 × 3-6 cm, abaxially light green and sparsely pubescent or glabrous, adaxially dark green and glabrous, base cuneate, margin coarsely dentate-serrate, apex acuminate. Upper stem leaves shortly petiolate to subsessile; leaf blade narrowly ovate to narrowly elliptic, 9-13 × 2.5-4 cm. Capitula 3-6, in a lax corymbiform synflorescence, long pedunculate. Involucre campanulate, 1.5-2 cm in diam. Phyllaries in 4-6 rows, straw-colored, apically and near margin dark brown or purplish, sparsely pilose, apex acute to acuminate and usually patent to reflexed; outer phyllaries triangular-ovate, 7-9 × 2-4 mm; middle phyllaries narrowly ovate-elliptic, 8-13 × 2.5-3 mm; inner phyllaries narrowly ovate-elliptic, 13-14 × 2-3 mm. Receptacle bristles straw-colored, 5-7 mm. Corolla purple, 1.2-1.4 cm, tube 6-7 mm, limb 6-7 mm, lobes 3.5-4 mm. Achene brown, cylindric, ca. 4 mm. Pappus dirty white; outer bristles usually lacking; inner bristles 1-1.1 cm. Fl. and fr. Aug.

● Mountain slopes, thickets; ca. 2300 m. Yunnan (Gongshan).


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