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Saussurea leontodontoides (de Candolle) Schultes Bipontinus
Determined by: K. Fujikawa, Feb 2008
Yunnan: Zhongdian (Xianggelila) Xian. Sichuan-Yunnan border area. South side of Zhongdian Daxue Shan. Grazed meadows, Rhododendron thickets, limestone and shale scree slopes and outcropping ledges. 28°34'24"N, 99°48'42"E; 4280-4600 m.
Gravel-shale slope and grassy areas on S side of pass at highway 217. 4320 m. Involucral bracts green, tinged 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
37419 28 August 2006

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