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4. Brachanthemum kirghisorum Krascheninnikov, Bot. Mater. Gerb. Bot. Inst. Komarova Akad. Nauk S.S.S.R. 9: 171. 1946.

吉尔吉斯短舌菊 ji er ji si duan she ju

Subshrubs, 5-25 cm tall; indumentum of simple or bifurcate hairs. Stems many from base, woody for most of length, simple or with 1-5 long lateral branches; young branches finely appressed, grayish tomentose. Petiole rather long, thickened at base; leaf blade broadly ovate in outline, 2-2.5 × ca. 1.5 cm including petiole, grayish green, finely tomentose, inconspicuously gland-dotted, pinnatisect, segments (1 or)2 or 3(or 4) each side, subulate, apices cuspidate; upper stem leaves palmately 3-lobed, uppermost leaf entire. Capitula solitary, less often up to 5 per stem on long erect peduncles. Involucres cup-shaped, 4.5-6.5 × 5-7 mm; outer phyllaries 1/3-2/5 as long as inner, margin membranous, rather broad. Ray florets 5-12(-15); lamina ?yellowish white, broadly ovate, 2.2-3 mm. Disk florets 2-3 mm. Achenes 1.8-2.4 mm.

Stony slopes; above 1000 m. Xinjiang (Tian Shan) [Kazakhstan].


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