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Saussurea velutina W. W. Smith
Determined by: K. Fujikawa, Feb 2008
Yunnan: Zhongdian (Xianggelila) Xian. Sichuan-Yunnan border area. South side of Zhongdian Daxue Shan. Grazed meadows, Rhododendron thickets, limestone and shale scree slopes and outcropping ledges. 28°34'24"N, 99°48'42"E; 4280-4600 m.
On rocky slope. Bracts pink-purple; flowers not yet open.
D. E. Boufford, B. Bartholomew, W. Y. Chen, M. J. Donoghue, R. H. Ree, H. Sun & S. K. Wu
29207 25 July 1998

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