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Saussurea tatsienensis Franchet
Determined by: Yousheng Chen, Dec 2008; E. v. Raab-Straube, April 2013
Sichuan: Maerkang (Barkam) Xian: Zhuoke Ji. Pass between Maerkang (Barkam) Xian and Xiaojin Xian on Mengbi Shan. Grassy meadow on south side of ridge; Rhododendron thickets giving way to Abies forest with decreasing elevation on north side of ridge. 31°42'22"N, 102°18'50"E; 3950-4150 m.
Grassy slope on south side of ridge; 4100 m. Stems reddish purple; florets purple. Originally identified as S. polycolea Handel-Mazzetti.
David E. Boufford, Michael J. Donoghue & Richard H. Ree
27893 6 September 1997

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