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Saussurea scabrida Franchet
Determined by: Yousheng Chen, October 2014
FOC
Xizang (Tibet): Zuogong (Zogang) Xian. S of the city of Zuogong (Zogang) along the Yu Qu (Yu River; often Yuqu He on Chinese maps) off highway Y563. Along small tributary of Yu Qu. Deforested ravine along small stream (originally Picea forest), with Rhododendron, Ribes, Juniperus. 29°29'40"N, 97°56'38"E; 4000-4100 m.
Grazed hillside meadow. Florets dark purple; anther tube dark bluish purple; stigma purple.
D. E. Boufford, B. Bartholomew, D. A. Eaton, X. H. Li, R. H. Ree, B. Xu, J. P. Yue, J. W. Zhang & X. X. Zhu
40684 18 July 2009
 
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