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Swertia elata Harry Smith
Determined by: T. N. Ho, Jun 2009
FOC
Sichuan: Kangding Xian. Between the cities of Yajiang and Xinduqiao off highway 318; S of Gaoersi Shan at E foot of peak called "Muzei" by local person. Alpine meadows with seepages and shrub thickets of Potentilla, Salix and dwarf Rhododendron. 30°1'30"N, 101°23'15"E; 4200-4250 m.
Among and up through shrubs and in open. Calyx green; corolla lobes white with purple stripes and spots; anthers dark blue.
David E. Boufford, Bruce Bartholomew, Susan L. Kelley, Richard H. Ree, Hang SUN, Ji-Peii YUE, Liang-Liang YUE, Da-Cai ZHANG & Wei-Dong ZHU
35768 5 August 2006
 
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