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Saussurea erubescens Lipschitz
Determined by: E. v. Raab-Straube, 30 January 2009
Sichuan: Rangtang (Zamtang) Xian. E of the city of Rangtang (Zamtang) at Haizi Shan, on border with Aba and Maerkang Xian. Open, heavily grazed meadow with scattered shrubs (dwarf Salix, Rhododendron at lower elevations; Potentilla at higher elevations) and rocky slopes. 32°20'43"N, 101°24'55"E; 4250-4530 m.
Meadow. Bracts below inflorescence reddish purple; involucral bracts blackish purple; florets reddish purple; anthers dark purple; stigma dark purple. Determined as S. globosa F. H. Chen by K. Fujikawa, Feb 2008.
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
39204 7 August 2007

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