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Saussurea globosa F. H. Chen
Determined by: K. Fujikawa, February 2008
Sichuan: Batang Xian. Road from Litang to Batang. Glacial lake on S side of pass at Haizi Shan. Shore of lake and slope above lake; slope with scattered dwarf (0.5-1 m tall) shrubs of Salix and Rhododendron and Kobresia meadow around lake. 30°18'13"N, 99°33'27"E; 4500-4600 m.
Between plants of Rheum on lake shore. Bracts on upper stem reddish purple; involucral bracts blackish purple; anther tube bluish purple; stigma pale purple.
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
36063 8 August 2006

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