Scorzonera ovata

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Scorzonera ovata

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Perennial. Plant (9)10-2-(35) cm high. Root thickened into oblong or roundish tuber; root collar covered with brown or stramineous shining sheaths. Stems leafy, especially in lower part, branched, flowering branches (2)5-15(20) cm long, slightly curved, (2)3-7(15). Basal and cauline leaves hard with pinnate venation, margin cartilaginous, undulate-crimped; lowermost leaves broadly ovate, acuminate, less often subobtuse, narrowed into petiole; middle cauline and those on branches reduced above, oblong-lanceolate, roundish at base, amplexicaul. Capitula broadly cylindrical, 2.5-3.5 cm long and 0.7-1 cm wide. Involucral bracts glabrous, coriaceous, membranous along margin, often bordered with red stripe; outer bracts ovate-deltoid, obtuse; inner ones oblong-lanceolate, subobtuse, much longer than outer. Ligulate florets yellow, far exserted from involucre. Achenes 6-7 mm long, weakly curved; flattened-cylindrical, angular-ribbed, transversely tuberculate-serrate; pappus snow-white, dense, soft, its bristles plumose, barbed above.

from: Bobrov, E. G. & Tzvelev, N. N. (ed.) 2000: Flora of the USSR XXIX, Compositae, Tribe Cichorieae. – Enfield.


Asia-Temperate: AfghanistannativeA,B; KirgizistannativeC,D; TadzhikistannativeE; TurkmenistannativeB,F; UzbekistannativeG


A. Breckle S.-W. & al., Vascular plants of Afghanistan, an augmented checklist. 2013 (as Scorzonera ovata)
B. Rechinger K. H., 3. Koelpinia - 8. Geropogon in Fl. Iran. 122. 1977
C. Akademija Nauk Kirgizskoj SSR, Institut Botaniki, Laboratorija Sistematiki Vysšich Rastenij, Flora Kirgizskoj SSR : opredelitel' rastenij Kirgizskoj SSR. 1965
D. Lazkov G. A. & Sultanova B. A., Kadastr flory Kyrgyzstana: sosudistye rasteniya / Checklist of vascular plants of Kyrgyzstan. – Norrlinia 24. 2011
E. Akademija Nauk Tadžikskoj SSR, Botaničeskij Institut, Flora Tadžikskoj SSR 10. 1991
F. Schischkin B. K. & Nikitin V. V., Flora Turkmenia VII. 1960
G. Kovalevsk. - in Vvedensky, Fl. Uzbekistan. 6. 1962