Xizang (Tibet): Linzhi (Nyingchi) Xian.
Between the cities of Linzhi (Nyingchi) and Bomi (Pome) on highway 318; Seji (Serkyim) La (pass).
Alpine meadows and dwarf shrub community on stony soil and boulder fields
Around large boulders on slope between 4550 and 4600 m.Bracts surrounding inflorescences purplish; florets purple. Originally identified as S. longifolia Franchet, later as S. globosa Y. L. Chen, by Y. S. Chen Dec 2008.
D. E. Boufford, S. L. Kelley, R. H. Ree & S. K. Wu