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Desmodium elegans de Candolle subsp. elegans
Sichuan: Xiangcheng Xian. Yibailingba Gou. Off road from Xiangcheng to Daocheng, ca. 20 km from Xiangcheng. Gorge with steep slopes, running perpendicular to road and tributary of Suoqu He. Vegetation of large Pinus, Abies and Picea and mixed smaller, broadleaved deciduous trees of Acer, Prunus spp., Rhamnus, Sageretia, Syringa, Betula, etc. throughout and large trees of Populus along stream. 29°4'33"N, 99°55'8"E; 3150-3240 m.
On dry slope with Pinus and evergreen Quercus. Shrubs, ca. 2 m tall; petals purple; fruit immature, green.
D. E. Boufford, Sharon Christoph, Chris Davidson, Xinhui LI & Tao YANG
44004 13 August 2017
 
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