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Saussurea leontodontoides (de Candolle) Schultz Bipontinus
FOC
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. Lower surface of leaves white, petiole purple; involucre green, florets purple.
D. E. Boufford, M. J. Donoghue & R. H. Ree
27896 6 September 1997
 
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