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Schmalhausenia C. Winkl.

虎头蓟属

Description from Flora of China

Herbs, perennial. Leaves bipinnatisect, with spiny lobes. Capitula many, clustered at apex of stem, surrounded by leaflike densely lanate bracts. Involucre campanulate, densely and fluffily lanate. Phyllaries imbricate, apex a long spine. Stamen filaments minutely papillose; anther with short, lacerate basal appendages. Achene obovoid, laterally compressed, with 4-6 ribs each ending in a small tooth, rugose, apex with a denticulate rim. Pappus of ca. 3 rows of bristles, outer ones much shorter than inner.

One species: China, Kazakhstan.

(Authors: Shi Zhu (石铸 Shih Chu); Werner Greuter)


 

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