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6. Tragopogon orientalis Linnaeus var. latifolius C. H. An, Fl. Xinjiang. 5: 479. 1999.

东方婆罗门参 dong fang po luo men shen

Herbs 40-100 cm tall, biennial. Stem erect, normally branched, glabrous. Basal and lower cauline leaves linear to lanceolate, 15-30 × 0.3-1 cm. Capitula solitary to few; peduncle not inflated. Involucre 2-3.5 cm. Phyllaries 7-9(or 10), 1.3-1.5 × as long as florets, equaling or shorter than achenes with pappus. Ligules golden yellow. Outer achenes 1.8-2.5 cm; body pale brown, ± curviform or almost, 1.4-1.6 mm in diam., tuberculate; beak whitish, 0.8-1.3 cm, slender, non-tuberculate, apically almost not inflated; pappus disk ± pubescent. Pappus dirty white, 1.5-2.5 cm. Fl. and fr. May-Jul. 2n = 12*.

● Mountain meadows; 1000-2100 m. Xinjiang.

The identity of Tragopogon orientalis var. latifolius needs to be confirmed, including whether or not it belongs to T. orientalis. The overall distribution of T. orientalis outside of China includes Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Russia, as well as Europe and North America.


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