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Saussurea luae Raab-Straube
Determined by: E. von Raab-Straube, January 2009
Sichuan: Dêgê Xian. Road (highway 317) from Dêgê to Manigange on W side of Chola Pass over Que'er Shan. Slopes above upper Serqu He (Serqu River) with Salix and Rhododendron and rocky intervening areas. Granite bedrock. 31°57'11"N, 98°54'13"E; 4310 m.
Involucral bracts green, tinged purple; florets purple; anther tube dark bluish purple; stigmas pale purple. See Willdenowia 39: 101-106 for description.
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
36600 16 August 2006

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