genus Saussurea


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Noun1.genus Saussurea - genus of herbs of temperate and cool regions of Eurasia
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
aster family, Asteraceae, Compositae, family Asteraceae, family Compositae - plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
costusroot, Saussurea costus, Saussurea lappa - annual herb of the eastern Himalayas (Kashmir) having purple florets and a fragrant root that yields a volatile oil used in perfumery and for preserving furs
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Ahmad (2005) conducted morphological and anatomical studies of 23 species of genus Saussurea (Asteraceae) from Pakistan.