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Saussurea macrota Franchet
Sichuan: Xiangcheng Xian. Yibailingba Gou. Off road from Xiangcheng to Daocheng, ca. 20 km from Xiangcheng. Gorge with steep slopes, running perpendicular to road and tributary of Suoqu He. Vegetation of large Pinus, Abies and Picea and mixed smaller, broadleaved deciduous trees of Acer, Prunus spp., Rhamnus, Sageretia, Syringa, Betula, etc. throughout and large trees of Populus along stream. 29°4'33"N, 99°55'8"E; 3150-3240 m.
Dry, thin soil on crest of rock ledge in semi open. Stoloniferous; involucral bracts green, darkened at tip; florets pale purple; anther tube brown; stigmas pale purple.
David E. Boufford, Julian F. Harber & Qia WANG
43241 25 August 2013

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