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Galatella altaica Tzvel.


Description from Flora of China

Galatella bipunctata Novopokrovsky, p.p.

Herbs, perennial, 20-60 cm tall, abundantly shortly papilliform hairy, ± scabrous, sparsely shortly arachnoid, at least often in upper part. Stems solitary or several, erect or ascending. Leaves dense, spreading or ascending, sessile, oblong or lanceolate-oblong to linear-lanceolate, 4-6 × 0.5-0.8 cm, surfaces (rarely only adaxial) gland-dotted, scabrous and/or arachnoid, 3-veined, base cuneate, apex shortly acuminate; upper (in synflorescences) reduced. Capitula 7-10, in corymbiform synflorescences, rarely solitary, 13-20 mm in diam. Involucre broadly campanulate to hemispheric, 4-5 × 7-8 mm; phyllaries 3- or 4-seriate, yellow-green, 1-veined or inconspicuously 3-veined, abaxially ± shortly arachnoid to glabrate, margin narrowly scarious, erose, shortly arachnoid ciliate, outer ovate-lanceolate, apex acute, innermost larger, oblong, margin narrowly scarious, apex rounded to obtuse or acute. Ray florets 8-15, pinkish violet, lamina 15-18 mm; disk florets 25-50, pale yellow, 6-7 mm, limb funnelform, lobes oblong-lanceolate. Achenes oblong, 2.5-3 mm, densely strigose. Pappus yellowish, 6-7 mm. Fl. Jul-Sep.

Forest margins, stony slopes; ca. 1800 m. N Xinjiang [Mongolia, Russia; C Asia].


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