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Saussurea tatsienensis Franchet
Determined by: Yousheng Chen, Dec 2008
Sichuan: Dawu Xian: Guoqia. Near confluence of Songlin and Guoqia rivers south of the city of Dawu [Daofu]. Mixed Picea, Abies and Quercus forests and adjacent grazed meadows. 30°51'1"N, 101°16'36"E; 3490-3550 m.
Grazed, moist, grassy area. Florets dark purple. With Saussurea stella and S. leontodontoides. Originally identified as S. polycolea Handel-Mazzetti.
David E. Boufford, Michael J. Donoghue & Richard H. Ree
27735 30 August 1997

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