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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.
David E. Boufford, Bruce Bartholomew, Deren A. Eaton, Xin-Hui LI, Richard H. Ree, Bo XU, Ji-Pei YUE, Jian-Wen ZHANG & Xin-Xin ZHU
41730 3 August 2009
 
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