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5. Tragopogon altaicus S. A. Nikitin & Schischkin, Bot. Mater. Gerb. Bot. Inst. Komarova Akad. Nauk S.S.S.R. 7: 260. 1938.

阿勒泰婆罗门参 a le tai po luo men shen

Herbs, 40-120 cm tall, biennial. Stem erect, strongly branched, glabrous. Basal and lower cauline leaves lanceolate, 15-40 × 0.4-1(-1.3) cm. Capitula few to many; peduncle not inflated, 3-5 mm in diam. Involucre 2.5-3 cm. Phyllaries 7-9(or 10), ca. 2/3 as long as florets, equaling achenes with pappus. Ligules yellowish orange. Outer achenes 1.3-1.8 cm; body pale brown, ± curviform or almost straight, 1.4-1.6 mm in diam., not ribbed and slightly tuberculate; beak pale, 2-6 mm, slender, smooth, apically not inflated; pappus disk ± pubescent. Pappus dirty white, 1-1.5 cm. Fl. and fr. Jun-Aug.

Mountain meadows, stony slopes in hills; 1500-3000 m. N Xinjiang [Kazakhstan, Mongolia, SC Russia].

Tragopogon altaicus has previously been mistaken by C. H. An (Fl. Xinjiang. 5: 380. 1999) for T. pratensis Linnaeus, which is not present in China.

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