Tall perennial herb reaching 3 m with several stems from base; leaves linear, lanceolate, elliptic to oblong, lower petioled and sinuately lobed, upper entire and nearly sessile, up to 30 cm long, white woolly beneath; Flower-heads purplish, subcylindrical, up to 12 mm long, 5 mm broad, many in branched flat-topped corymbs.
 
Images by Gurcharan Singh (1,2) and Alok Mahendroo (3,4- ID by Gurcharan Singh)

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Pangi flowers 020911:  some more flowers from Pangi valley..
Location Pangi
Altitude 2000 mts
Habit herb
Habitat wild
Plant height 24-30 inches


 

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Saussurea albescens from Kashmir:  Saussurea albescens (DC.) Sch.Bip., Linnaea 19: 330 1846.

syn: Aplotaxis albescens DC.
Family: Asteraceae
Tall perennial herb reaching 3 m with several stems from base; leaves linear, lanceolate, elliptic to oblong, lower petioled and sinuately lobed, upper entire and nearly sessile, up to 30 cm long, white woolly beneath; Flower-heads purplish, subcylindrical, up to 12 mm long, 5 mm broad, many in branched flat-topped corymbs.
Common in Kashmir valley on dry open slopes.
Photographed from Kashmir University botanical garden, and from below Jawahar Tunnel.


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Saussurea albescens (DC.) Sch.Bip., Linnaea 19: 330 1846.

syn: Aplotaxis albescens DC.
Family: Asteraceae
Tall perennial herb reaching 3 m with several stems from base; leaves linear, lanceolate, elliptic to oblong, lower petioled and sinuately lobed, upper entire and nearly sessile, up to 30 cm long, white woolly beneath; Flower-heads purplish, subcylindrical, up to 12 mm long, 5 mm broad, many in branched flat-topped corymbs.
Common in Kashmir valley on dry open slopes.
Photographed from Kashmir University botanical garden, and from below Jawahar Tunnel.


 
  
 
 
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