Tragopogon songoricus

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Tragopogon songoricus

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Herbs 40–80 cm tall, biennial. Stem erect, branched from middle third or above, glabrous. Basal and lower cauline leaves linear, 15–30 × 0.2–0.5 cm. Capitula solitary to few; peduncle not inflated, 3–5 mm in diam. Involucre 2.5–3.5 cm. Phyllaries 7 or 8(or 9), equaling or longer than florets, equaling or shorter than achenes with pappus. Ligules yellow, often light blue when dry. Outer achenes 1.8–2.2 cm; body pale brown, ± curviform or almost straight, 1.5–1.8 mm in diam., with 5 fairly well-differentiated ribs, tuberculate; beak whitish, 7–10 mm, abruptly differentiated from body, slender, non-tuberculate or toothed, apically ± inflated; pappus disk pubescent. Pappus dirty white, 1.5–2 cm. Fl. and fr. Jun–Aug.

from: Shih C., Sukhorukov A. P. & Mavrodiev E. V. in Wu Z. Y. & al. (ed.), Flora of China 20–21: 209. 2011, Beijing & St Louis.


Asia-Temperate: Kazakhstan (KazakhstannativeA,B); Kirgizistan (KirgizistannativeC); Mongolia (MongolianativeB,D); Xinjiang (XinjiangnativeB,E)

Common names

Chinese (China): 准噶尔婆罗门参 zhun ga er po luo men shenB


A. Pavlov N. V., Flora Kazachstana 9. 1966
B. Wu & al., Flora of China 20-21. 2011
C. Lazkov G. A. & Sultanova B. A., Kadastr flory Kyrgyzstana: sosudistye rasteniya / Checklist of vascular plants of Kyrgyzstan. – Norrlinia 24. 2011
D. Grubov V. I., Key to the Vascular Plants of Mongolia II. 2001
E. C. Shih, Flora Reipublicae Popularis Sinicae 80(1). 1997