Saussurea weberi

Hultén

Svensk Bot. Tidskr. 53: 202, fig. 1. 1959.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 19. Treatment on page 168. Mentioned on page 165.

Plants 5–22 cm; branched caudices. Stems usually simple. Leaves basal and cauline not much smaller distally, tapered to winged petioles 1–7 cm; blades elliptic or lanceolate to ovate, 2–8 cm, bases acute, margins entire or denticulate, apices acute, thinly tomentose when young, glabrescent, abaxially minutely resin-gland-dotted; distal cauline sessile. Heads 1–15 in condensed subcapitate arrays; (peduncles 0–1 cm). Involucres 10–12 mm. Phyllaries in 3–4 series, unequal, ovate to lanceolate, abaxial faces dark green and tinged dark purplish, long-pilose; tips of outer and mid phyllaries ± rounded. Receptacles scaly. Florets 9–10; corollas purple, 10–12 mm, tubes 4.5–6 mm, throats 1.5–2 mm, lobes 3.5–4 mm; anthers dark purple. Cypselae 3–5 mm; pappi of white or tawny, outer bristles 1–4 mm, inner 8–11 mm. 2n = 26.


Phenology: Flowering Jul–Aug.
Habitat: Gravelly alpine tundras, scree slopes
Elevation: 2800–5200 m

Discussion

Saussurea weberi appears to be closely related to the S. angustifolia complex.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"fine" is not a number.

... more about "Saussurea weberi"
dark green and tinged dark purplish +
short-tailed +
dark purple +
entire +  and not spine-tipped +
resin-gland-dotted +, glabrescent +  and tomentose +
scarious +
indeterminate +  and determinate +
David J. Keil +
Hultén +
Asteraceae tribe Cynareae +
compound +  and simple +
dentate to pinnately lobed +  and entire +
lanceolate;ovate +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
10-nerved or 20-nerved +  and rugose +
actinomorphic +
white +  and blue or purple +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
4-5-angled +, cylindric +, angled +  and oblong +
fertile +  and bisexual +
Colo. +, Mont. +  and Wyo. +
2800–5200 m +
eglandular +  and glandular +
glabrous +  and densely tomentose +
pistillate +, staminate +  and neuter +
winged +  and beaked +
dispersed +
Gravelly alpine tundras, scree slopes +
in corymbiform arrays +  and singly +
indeterminate +
glabrescent +  and tomentose +
each +  and sessile +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br />) +
ovoid;campanulate or more or less turbinate +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
petiolate +  and sessile +
cauline +  and basal +
tapered +
smaller +
deltate +, usually narrowly triangular +  and more or less linear +
entire +  and dentate +
denticulate +  and entire +
tawny +  and white +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
2-carpellate +
persistent +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br />) +
Flowering Jul–Aug. +
papillate +  and smooth +
distinct +  and fused +
short-papillate +
Svensk Bot. Tidskr. +
naked +  and epaleate +
convex;flat +
roughened +  and smooth +
exalbuminous +
subequal;strongly unequal +
ascending +  and erect +
appendaged +  and truncate +
dilated +  and swollen +
enlarged +
Compositae +
Saussurea weberi +
Saussurea +
species +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
expanded +  and slender +
0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (120 cm1,200 mm <br />1.2 m <br />) +
19 +, 18 +, 17 +, 16 +, 14 +  and 13 +