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Saussurea epilobioides Maximowicz
Determined by: K. Fujikawa, Feb 2008
Sichuan: Ganzi (Garze) Xian. Gan-Bai Lu (road from Ganzi to Baiyu), ca. 15 km S of Ganzi on Ganzi side of first pass from Ganzi. Open, grazed slope with dwarf Rhododendron, Sibiraea and Berberis, large boulders along small stream. 31°29'34"N, 99°59'35"E; 4020 m.
In thick moss next to large boulder. Leaves abaxially whitish green; involucral bracts green, margins dark purple; florets pinkish purple; anther tube light green; stigmas white.
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
37223 24 August 2006

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