Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Saussurea ciliaris Franch.    

Region:Yunnan; Li Jiang Shi Prefecture; Yulongxueshan
Gazetteer:Walk from the Kunming Institute of Botany, field station to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
Coordinates: 27.0382 N, 100.1795 E  Alt: 4089m 

Rosette plants with sessile capitula. Florets blue-purple. Leaves dark green.
Rocky SW-facing slope, 40.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online Tribe CARDUEAE, Subgenus Saussurea, Section Acaules. Phyllaries in several rows. Receptacle without bristles. Pappus plumose.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2303               8 August 2010

morphological details

capitulum capitulum phyllaries phyllaries florets florets

corolla corolla

floret floret

corolla corolla

corolla sction corolla sction stigmas stigmas pappus pappus
receptacle receptacle leaf bases leaf bases adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface
abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface    
field picture
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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