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Saussurea przewalskii Maximowicz
Determined by: K. Fujikawa, February 2008
FOC
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 and around boulders and ledges in open. Flowers visited by bumblebees. Stem purplish; involucral bracts dark purple; florets pinkish purple; anthers dark purple; stigma dark purple.
David E. Boufford, Kazumi FUJIKAWA, Susan L. Kelley, Richard H. Ree, Bo XU, Dacai ZHANG, Jian-Wen ZHANG, Ti-Cao ZHANG & Wei-Dong ZHU
39841 16 August 2007
 
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