Tragopogon altaicus

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Tragopogon altaicus

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Herbs, 40–120 cm tall, biennial. Stem erect, strongly branched, glabrous. Basal and lower cauline leaves lanceolate, 15–40 × 0.4–1(–1.3) cm. Capitula few to many; peduncle not inflated, 3–5 mm in diam. Involucre 2.5–3 cm. Phyllaries 7–9(or 10), ca. 2/3 as long as florets, equaling achenes with pappus. Ligules yellowish orange. Outer achenes 1.3–1.8 cm; body pale brown, ± curviform or almost straight, 1.4–1.6 mm in diam., not ribbed and slightly tuberculate; beak pale, 2–6 mm, slender, smooth, apically not inflated; pappus disk ± pubescent. Pappus dirty white, 1–1.5 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,C); Mongolia (MongolianativeC); Xinjiang (XinjiangnativeC)

Common names

Chinese: 阿勒泰婆罗门参 a le tai po luo men shenC


A. Pavlov N. V., Flora Kazachstana 9. 1966 (as Tragopogon altaicus S. A. Niktin & Schischk.)
B. Pavlov N. V., Flora Kazachstana 9. 1966 (as Tragopogon orientalis L.)
C. Wu & al., Flora of China 20-21. 2011