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Saussurea tatsienensis Franchet
Determined by: E. v. Raab-Straube, April 2013
FOC
Xizang (Tibet): Jiangda (Gyamda) Xian. Ca. 21 km W of the city of Jiangda on highway 314 (to Changdu), then N on road to Yushu, Qinghai Province. Gravelly slopes along stream, flat Kobresia-Bistorta meadows, and slopes with dwarf Rhododendron (< 0.5 m tall) and Sibiraea. 31°34'29"N, 98°3'19"E; 4000-4100 m.
Meadow. Florets purple; anther tube dark blue; stigmas 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
41730 3 August 2009
 
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