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Rubia sylvatica (Maximowicz) Nakai
Sichuan: Maerkang (Barkam) Xian. E of the city of Maerkang on road to Li Xian, then S on a dirt road to Maomuchu Cun. Along stream and adjacent slopes with remnant forests of Picea and Betula with HippophaŽ, Rosa, Cotoneaster and Hypericum. 31°47'57"N, 102°28'57"E; 3165 m.
In deep shade growing up through dead Picea. Corolla greenish yellow. Root material removed for Richard Laursen, Department of Chemistry, Boston University, for chemical analysis as a possible dye plant once used in Tibetan regions.
David E. Boufford, Kazumi FUJIKAWA, Susan L. Kelley, Richard H. Ree, Bo XU, Dacai ZHANG, Jian-Wen ZHANG, Ti-Cao ZHANG & Wei-Dong ZHU
39708 15 August 2007
 
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