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Arisaema elephas Buchet
Gansu: Wen Xian. Motianling Shan, Baishui Jiang Nature Reserve, W of the city of Wenxian, Qiujiaba, ravine along NW branch of Baima He. Mixed deciduous forest of Acer spp., Corylus thibetica, Prunus spp., Betula, Tilia, Tetracentron, Picea, Rhododendron (tree), Aria, occasional Picea and Pterocarya; with dense herbaceous groundcover. 32°55'21"N, 104°19'18"E; 2320-2725 m.
Moist stony soil in forest and open thicket. Spadix purple and spadix appendage purple; spathe solid purple on upper 1/3 except veins green, lower 2/3 deeply corrugated and with alternating green and purple stripes.
David E. Boufford, with Yu JIA (bryophytes)
37731 19 May 2007
Copyright 2007 David Boufford   [Edit image]   [View original in new window]

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