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Aster albescens (de Candolle) Handel-Mazzetti var. glabratus (Diels) Boufford & Y. S. Chen
Sichuan: Maerkang (Barkam) Xian. SE of the city of 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. 31°43'52"N, 102°4'19"E; 2365-2870 m.
Semi open cliff. Shrubs ca. 1 m tall; stems ascending; involucral bracts green; ray florets white; disc florets white; anthers brown; stigma white.
D. E. Boufford, K. Fujikawa, S. L. Kelley, R. H. Ree, B. Xu, J. W. Zhang, T. C. Zhang, W. D. Zhu
39898 17 August 2007
 
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