Saussurea angustifolia (Willd.) DC.
FamilyCompositae — APG family: Asteraceae
SynonymsSerratula monticola Hook., Serratula angustifolia Willd.
DescriptionStem glabrous or floccose, from woody, horizontal rootstock; leaves linear to lanceolate, entire in margin or very sparsely dentate, glabrous or floccose, often involute in margin; inflorescence corymbose; outer involucral bracts ovate to deltoid, pilose and arachnoid-tomentose, the inner narrowly lanceolate; receptacle squamate, with lanceolate, hyaline scales; ligules narrow, purplish; anthers purplish; pappus tawny, plumose.
EcologyDry places on tundra and in the mountains. Described from eastern Siberia.
Hybrids with S. nuda probably occur where ranges overlap (S. tschuktschorum Lipsch.). Broken line on circumpolar map indicates range of the closely related S. pseudoangustifolia Lipsch.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.