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Aconitum pulchellum Handel-Mazzetti
Determined by: Yan Luo, 13 November 2015
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.
Growing up through shrubs in thicket. Roots carrot-like, fleshy; tepals bluish purple, lighter purple inside, veins bluish; anthers dark purple. Initially identified as Aconitum falciforme handel-Mazzetti by W. T. Wang, 2007.
D. E. Boufford, B. Bartholomew, S. L. Kelley, R. H. Ree, H. Sun, J. P. Yue, L. L. Yue, D. C. Zhang & W. D. Zhu
35780 5 August 2006
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