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Saussurea acutisquama Raab-Straube
Determined by: Eckhard 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.
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
39322 9 August 2007

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