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Swertia tibetica Batalin
Determined by: T. N. Ho, Jun 2009
Sichuan: Maerkang (Barkam) Xian. N of the city of Maerkang on road to Dazang Xiang (and Dazang Si) at Xinggu Yakou (Xinggu Pass). Rocky slopes and gravelly areas on N side of pass; mostly alpine herbs with scattered colonies of evergreen Rhododendron (less than 1 m tall). 32°2'45"N, 102°18'59"E; 4260-4400 m.
Rocky slope. From a deep taproot; roots yellow when cut; petals creamy white, with two glands at base, glands blackish; anthers blackish purple; ovary blackish.
D. E. Boufford, K. Fujikawa, S. L. Kelley, R. H. Ree, B. Xu, J. W. Zhang, T. C. Zhang, W. D. Zhu
39836 16 August 2007

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