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Rheum palmatum Linnaeus
Xizang (Tibet): Baxoi Xian. SE of the village of Bangda on road (highway 214) to Zogang. Dry ravine with shrubs of Sibiraea, Salix, Spiraea, Potentilla, Lonicera, Juniperus, Caragana, Berberis and Picea. 30°10'16"N, 97°20'1"E; 4100-4300 m.
On steep, rocky slope above stream. Plant ca. 1 m tall; largest leaves 2 to 3 times as large as these, mostly basal; young fruit green.
D. E. Boufford, S. L. Kelley, R. H. Ree & S. K. Wu
29654 23 July 2000

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