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Saussurea  polystichoides Hook.f.  trib. Cardueae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Saussurea  polystichoides Hook.f.  trib. Cardueae
Territory Indian SubcontinentIndia, (Uttar Pradesh)Nepal
rocky slopes
Altitude3900-4800m
Description acaulescent, leaves petiolate, long linear, pinnatisect, adaxially glabrous, abaxially white tomentose, segments ovate, spiny dentate, capitula 15-30mm, sessile
Size3-5cm
Colorpurple
Bloomsummer
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
BibliographyFlora of British India (Hooker) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Compositae Checklist compositae.landcareresearch.co.nz
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