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Saussurea stella Maximowicz
FOC
Sichuan: Dêgê Xian. Side ravine S of road (highway 317) from Dêgê to Manigange between base of Que'er Shan and Dumuling Cun. Grazed meadow along stream, fallow fields, shrub thickets of Berberis, Salix, Potentilla and Spiraea and remnant Picea forests along tributary of Serqu He (Serqu River). 31°54'48"N, 98°48'54"E; 3740 m.
Meadow along stream. Scattered. Base of leaves purple; involucral bracts greenish purple; florets purple; anther tube dark bluish purple; stigma purple.
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
36562 16 August 2006
 
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