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Saussurea ceterach Handel-Mazzetti
Determined by: Kazumi Fujikawa, February 2008
Xizang (Tibet): Maizhokunggar Xian. Ca. 5 km W of pass on road (highway 318) between Maizhokunggar (Medro Gongkar) and Linzhi (Nyingchi), E of the town of Maizhokunggar (Medro Gongkar). Heavily grazed meadow and disturbed slope on S side of highway; soil dark, wet, heavily compacted. 29°48'24"N, 92°21'0"E; 4820 m.
Kobresia meadow and cleared, stony-muddy area between road and meadow. Florets purple, anther tube dark blue.
David E. Boufford, Susan L. Kelley, Richard H. Ree & Su-Gong WU (S. K. WU)
30023 13 August 2000

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