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Xizang (Tibet): Jiangda (Gyamda) Xian. Narrow gorge ca. 6 km E in a straight line from the center of the city of Jiangda (Gyamda). Logged Picea forest, now dominated by Betula. Slopes and meadows; slopes with numerous, scattered limestone boulders and diverse herbaceous flora in organically rich, dark soil and with deep moss layer in many places. 31°28'59"N, 98°16'39"E; 3900 m.
Cap 7 cm in diam., convex-applanate, umbonate, densely covered with dark gray to blackish squamules; lamellae adnexed, up to 8 mm in height, white to cream; stipe 7 X 1.5 cm, attenuate upwards, yellowish to cream, fibrillose to glabrous, base white; odor indistinct.
Zhu-Liang YANG
5465 4 August 2009

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