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Saussurea parviflora (Poiret) de Candolle
Determined by: E. v. Raab-Straube, 30 Jan 2009
Sichuan: Rangtang (Zamtang) Xian. N of the city of Rangtang (Zamtang) on road into Qinghai Province, then along the Maerqu He (Maerqu River) on Sichuan side of river. Remnant forest of Abies, Picea, Betula, Salix and Prunus on slopes above river; Salix immediately along river. 32°40'21"N, 101°6'27"E; 3075-3525 m.
Thickets at edge of river, on open slope and in forest in light shade. Involucral bracts green, apex purple; florets pale pink; anthers purple; stigma pale pink. Some plants parasitized by Cuscuta europaea Linnaeus.
D. E. Boufford, K. Fujikawa, S. L. Kelley, R. H. Ree, B. Xu, D. C. Zhang, J. W. Zhang, T. C. Zhang, W. D. Zhu
38966 4 August 2007
Copyright 2007 David Boufford   [Edit image]   [View original in new window]

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