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Saussurea caudata Franchet
Determined by: K. Fujikawa, Feb 2008
FOC
Sichuan: Danba Xian. SW of the city of Danba on road (highway 303) to Kangding and Daofu at Maoniu Cun along Maoniu He (Maoniu River). Mixed coniferous forest of Tsuga, Abies, Picea and Pinus with scattered trees of Salix (along river), Betula and Prunus. 30°42'21"N, 101°45'9"E; 2880-2920 m.
Grassy, stony slope in open. Outer involucral bracts green, inner ones purplish black with white hairs; florets reddish purple; anthers blackish purple; stigma pink.
D. E. Boufford, K. Fujikawa, S. L. Kelley, R. H. Ree, B. Xu, J. W. Zhang, T. C. Zhang, W. D. Zhu
37977 23 July 2007
 
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