273. Saussurea komarnitzkii Lipschitz, Byull. Moskovsk. Obshch. Isp. Prir., Otd. Biol. 59(6): 81. 1954.
腋头风毛菊 ye tou feng mao ju
Herbs 20-35 cm tall, perennial. Stem solitary, erect, simple, ± flexuous, narrowly winged, apically densely leafy, glabrous. Basal and lower stem leaves withered at anthesis. Middle stem leaves shortly petiolate to subsessile; petiole winged, base semiamplexicaul and decurrent; leaf blade broadly ovate, suborbicular, or orbicular, 3-6 × 2.5-5 cm, leathery, abaxially white, densely tomentose, and with conspicuous veins, adaxially dark green and subglabrous to sparsely strigose, base semiamplexicaul and decurrent on stem, margin crenate-dentate, apex shortly acuminate. Upper stem leaves sessile, somewhat smaller. Capitula 2-6, in a corymbiform synflorescence or sometimes solitary, shortly pedunculate. Involucre cylindric to narrowly campanulate, 5-7(-10) mm in diam. Phyllaries in ca. 4 rows, straw-colored, densely arachnoid tomentose; outer phyllaries ovate, 2-3 × 1.5-2.5 mm, apex acuminate and with a purplish mucro; middle phyllaries narrowly ovate-elliptic, 3-6 × 1.5-2.5 mm, apex acuminate to obtuse; inner phyllaries linear, 6-7 × 1-1.5 mm, apex obtuse. Corolla purplish red, 8-9 mm, tube 4-4.5 mm, limb 4-4.5 mm, lobes 3-3.5 mm. Achene brown, ca. 4 mm, glabrous. Pappus dirty white to light brown; outer bristles 1-4 mm, scabrid; inner bristles 6-7 mm. Fl. and fr. Aug-Oct.
● Montane grasslands, rocky slopes; 2000-2300 m. Guizhou (Fanjing Shan, Jiangkou, Qingshan).