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Saussurea acutisquama Raab-Straube
Determined by: E. v. Raab-Straube, April 2013
Qinghai: Jiuzhi (Jigzhi) Xian. NW of the city of Aba on highway S302 (Sichuan) then ca. 8 km N on highway 101 (Qinghai) on both sides of road. Stream and wet meadow in lower part and slope with dwarf Salix and dwarf Rhododendron away from stream. 33°14'47"N, 101°28'50"E; 3850-3900 m.
Meadow with shrubs. Involucral bracts blackish purple; florets pale purple; anthers dark purple; stigma purple. Originally identified as Saussurea polycolea Handel-Mazzetti var. acutisquama (Y. Ling) Lipschitz; see Willdenowia 41(1): 83-86, fig. 1. 2011.
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
39322 9 August 2007
 
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