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Saussurea luae Raab-Straube
Determined by: E. von Raab-Straube, January 2009
Xizang (Tibet): Linzhi (Nyingchi) Xian. Between the cities of Linzhi (Nyingchi) and Bomi (Pome) on highway 318; Seji-la (Serkyim-la; Serkyim Pass). Alpine meadows and dwarf shrub community on stony soil and boulder fields. 29°36'40"N, 94°39'6"E; 4500-4600 m.
Around large boulders on slope between 4550 and 4600 m. Bracts surrounding inflorescences purplish; florets purple. Originally identified as S. longifolia Franchet, later as S. globosa Y. L. Chen, by Y. S. Chen Dec 2008.
David E. Boufford, Susan L. Kelley, Richard H. Ree & Su-Gong WU (S. K. WU)
30123 17 August 2000
Copyright 2000 David E. Boufford   [Edit image]   [View original in new window]

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