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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.
David E. Boufford, Kazumi FUJIKAWA, Susan L. Kelley, Richard H. Ree, Bo XU, Da-Cai ZHANG, Jian-Wen ZHANG, Ti-Cao ZHANG, Wei-Dong ZHU
39204 7 August 2007

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