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Saussurea tatsienensis Franchet
Determined by: Yousheng Chen, Dec 2008
Sichuan: Kangding Xian. Mugecho Lake. Abies, Larix, Betula forest with Rhododendron thickets interspersed and with Rhododendron understory in many places. 30°8'49"N, 101°51'37"E; 3700-3800 m.
On dry, gassy slope at end of lake near outlet. Florets purple. Originally identified as S. polycolea Handel-Mazzetti.
David E. Boufford, Michael J. Donoghue & Richard H. Ree
27634 27 August 1997

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