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Saussurea erubescens Lipschitz
Determined by: E. v. Raab-Straube, 30 January 2009
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. Bracts below inflorescence reddish purple; involucral bracts green, margin dark purple; florets pinkish purple; anthers dark purple; stigma 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
39325 9 August 2007

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