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Polystichum lachenense (Hooker) Beddome
Determined by: David S. Barrington, June 2016
Sichuan: Maerkang (Barkam) Xian. Zhegu Shan (between Maerkang (Barkam) and Li Xian) on west side of pass along highway 213. Alpine meadows and Rhododendron thickets along ridge on west side of highway. 31°51'1"N, 102°40'13"E; 4100-4350 m.
Open grassy area between Rhododendron thickets. Plants with stiffly erect new fronds, older fronds bent over; root system very deep. Initially identified as Sorolepidium glaciale Christ.
D. E. Boufford, M. J. Donoghue & R. H. Ree
27954 7 September 1997

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