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Saussurea  obvallata (DC.) Edgew.  trib. Cardueae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Saussurea  obvallata (DC.) Edgew.  trib. Cardueae
SynonymsAplotaxis obvallata DC. (basionym)
 Carduus tectus Wall.
Territory ChinaIndian SubcontinentChina South-CentralChina North-CentralQinghaiTibetEast HimalayaIndiaNepalWest Himalaya
grassland
Altitude3200-5200m
Description leaves oblong-lanceolate, basal leaves petiolate, upper leaves subamplexicaule, dentate, capitula covered with number of membranous, partially translucent, yellow bracts
Size15-40cm
Colorpurple
Bloomlate summer, autumn
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationhumous, moist, but in winter drier, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, humous soil, shading in summer
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1 month, 13-18°C
division in early spring and fall; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora of China www.eFloras.org
Compositae Checklist compositae.landcareresearch.co.nz
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