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Related to Saussurea: Saussurea costus, Saussurea lappa
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a genus of perennial herbs of the family Composi-tae. The alternate leaves range from entire to pinnatisect. The tubular, bisexual flowers are for the most part pink or purple and are usually gathered in heads that form a common inflorescence. Sometimes the flowers are solitary. The fruit is an achene with a pappus of feathery hairs.

There are about 400 species distributed in Eurasia and North America. The USSR has about 115 species, growing mainly in Siberia, Middle Asia, and the Far East. The best-known species, S. amara and 5. salsa, grow in solonchaks, solonetzes, and somewhat alkaline meadows and steppes. Most species are found in the subalpine and alpine zones of mountains; they grow in meadows and mountain tundras and on stony slopes, screes, and cliffs. S. alpina and S. discolor are cultivated as ornamentals.


Lipshits, S. Iu. “Rod Sossiureia—Saussurea DC.” In Flora SSSR, vol. 27. Moscow-Leningrad, 1962.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Prasanthi et al., "Aqueous extract of Saussurea lappa root ameliorate oxidative myocardial injury induced by isoproterenol in rats," Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research, vol.
Present study was thus carried out to determine the efficacy of four botanicals, Nicotiana tabacum, Pegnum hermala, Saussurea costus and Salsola baryosma against Tribolium castaneum (Herbst).
The first three subgroups, A1, A2 and A3 were given Saussurea lappa at rate of 60, 70 and 80 mg/kg body weight.
De Courtenay je sljedece vazno ime koje spominje Kovacec u kontekstu strukturalizma u lingvistici prije Saussurea. Iako je bio u doticaju s mnogim zvucnim imenima tadasnje lingvistike, smatra se sarnoukom, i nije pripadao ni jednoj skoli.
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Onyia, "Esterase activity in tubers of various species of Dioscorea and the effects of chilling," Saussurea, vol.
Addition of 20 pM salicylic acid to Saussurea medusa cell cultures resulted in 7.5-fold increase in PAL activity [40].