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Saussurea bodinieri H. Léveillé
Yunnan: Zhongdian (Xianggelila) Xian. Sichuan-Yunnan border area. South side of Zhongdian Daxue Shan. Grazed meadows, Rhododendron thickets, limestone and shale scree slopes and outcropping ledges. 28°34'24"N, 99°48'42"E; 4280-4600 m.
Bare soil between shrubs on slope on Yunnan (S) side of pass. Lower surface of leaves whitish; involucral bracts blackish purple; corolla blackish purple; anthers nearly black; stigmas dark 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
42010 8 August 2009

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