Sichuan: Maerkang (Barkam) Xian.
SE of the city if Maerkang on highway 317, then on highway 211 to Dangba, village of Yinliang Cun.
Thickets and open heavily grazed areas along stream and adjacent slopes with remnant forest with Acer, Betula, Fraxinus, Populus, Salix, Taxus and Pinus
Disturbed open areas.Stems ca. 1 m tall; achenes covered with grayish purple powdery fungus.
D. E. Boufford, K. Fujikawa, S. L. Kelley, R. H. Ree, B. Xu, J. W. Zhang, T. C. Zhang, W. D. Zhu