19a. Aster altaicus var. altaicus
阿尔泰狗娃花(原变种) a er tai gou wa hua (yuan bian zhong)
Aster gmelinii Tausch; Heteropappus altaicus (Willdenow) Novopokrovsky; Kalimeris altaica (Willdenow) Nees; K. altaica var. subincana Avé-Lallemant.
Plants green. Stems ascending or erect, 10-30 cm tall, covered with upwardly curved appressed short hairs, branched from base, with few branches. Leaves spreading, linear-lanceolate or spatulate, 3-7(-10) × 0.2-0.7 cm. Capitula solitary, terminal on branches. Involucres 5-15 mm in diam.; phyllaries with outer margin narrowly scarious, inner margin broadly scarious, glandular, hairy.
Steppes, meadows, salt marshes, stony slopes of lower hills, roadsides, roadsides by riverbanks. Gansu, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Mongol, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, NW Sichuan, Xinjiang, Xizang [Kashmir, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia (Siberia)].
"Aster angustifolius" (Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. Mts. 251, t. 58, f. 1. 1835) belongs here but is a nomen nudum and was therefore not validly published (Vienna Code, Art. 32.1(d)).