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Saussurea andryaloides (DC.) Sch.-Bip. trib. Cardueae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus speciesSaussurea andryaloides (DC.) Sch.-Bip. trib. Cardueae
SynonymsAplotaxis andryaloides DC.
 Saussurea crassicaulis C.B.Clarke ex Pamp.
Habitatrocky slopes
Altitude3200-5400m
Descriptionleaves sessile, broadly linear to narrowly triangular, densely white tomentose, runcinate-pinnatilobate, capitula solitary, involucre campanulate, purple-red
Size2-5cm
Colorpurplish red
Bloomlate summer
Ca
Typerosette
Cultivationrock crevices with favourable water regime, eastern slopes
alpine house, poor, drained soil, shading in summer
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1 month, 13-18°C
cuttings of rosettes in late summer
Territory Asia-Temperate
     China (Qinghai , Tibet , Xinjiang )
Asia-Tropical
     Indian Subcontinent (Nepal , West Himalaya)
BibliographyPlants of the World online powo.science.kew.org
International Plant Names Index www.ipni.org
Comments

ASTERACEAE

Saussurea andryaloides (DC.) Sch.Bip., Linnaea 19(3): 331 (1846)

Basionym:
Aplotaxis andryaloides DC., Prodr. [A.P.de Candolle] 6: 542 (1838)

Synonyms:
Saussurea crassicaulis C.B.Clarke ex Pamp.

w. China, Nepal, w. Himalaya
36 CHQ CHT CHX 40 NEP WHM

3200-5400m

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