Scorzonera baldschuanica

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Scorzonera baldschuanica

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Description

Perennial. Plant small, 5-9(13) cm high, glaucescent, pubescent plant. Root collar covered with brown sheaths of basal leaves. Stem solitary, slightly inclined sulcate, usually dark red, partly arachnoid-pubescent, with three to five flowering shoots above. Leaves pubescent, glabrescent, flat or folded; basal leaves up to 15 cm long, herbaceous, linear, narrow, 0.1-0.2(0.5) cm wide, at base somewhat, broadened into sheaths; cauline leaves reduced, often undulate-crimped along margin. Capitula three to five, on short, usually tomentose peduncles, cylindrical, 3-3.5 cm long at flowering, up to 5 cm in early fruiting. Involucre many-rowed, arachnoid or white-tomentose; involucral bracts blackish-violet or with black spot, arachnoid pubescent, glabrescent; outer bracts smaller, deltoid, sometimes with herbaceous bent cusps; middle ones larger, ovate-deltoid, usually obtuse; inner ones longest, oblong-lanceolate. Ligulate florets pink. Mature achenes unknown.

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

Distribution

Asia-Temperate: Tadzhikistan (TadzhikistannativeA)

Bibliography

A. Bobrov E. G. & Tzvelev N. N., Flora USSR 29. 1964