|Habitat||Kältesteppe mit Saussurea dahurica|
Cross-section round. Outline smooth. Culm center filled. No visual difference between epidermis cells and sclerenchyma cells. Continuous peripheral sclerenchymatic belt. Large vascular bundles in one row. Small vascular bundles integrated in the sclerench
Outline wavy. Upper epidermis cells in several rows. Epdermis lignified. Vascular bundles near the upper side of the leaf. Girders extending from the vascular bundle to the lower side of the leaf.