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Saussurea stella Maximowicz
Sichuan: Dêgê Xian. Road (highway 317) from Dêgê to Manigange on W side of pass over Que'er Shan. E side of Yülong La Tso (Yülong La Lake). Lake shore and scattered Picea, Salix, Lonicera, Sorbus slope. 31°51'19"N, 99°6'47"E; 4025 m.
Meadow by lake. Base of leaves purple; involucral bracts greenish or purple; florets purple; anther tube dark bluish purple; stigmas purple.
D. E. Boufford, B. Bartholomew, S. L. Kelley, R. H. Ree, H. Sun, L. L. Yue, D. C. Zhang, Y. H. Zhang & W. D. Zhu
36689 17 August 2006
Copyright 2006 Bruce Bartholomew   [Edit image]   [View original in new window]

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