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1 July 2009 Saussurea luae (Compositae, Cardueae), a new species of Snow Lotus from China
Eckhard von Raab-Straube
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A species of Saussurea from the S. obvallata group is described as new to science and illustrated. It occurs in the central and eastern part of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau in western China, in the high alpine zone above 4000 m altitude. First chromosome counts for the species resulted in 2n = 32. All previous Chinese records of S. conica, a distinct taxon so far actually known only from Sikkim and Bhutan, can be attributed to the new species.

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© 2009 BGBM Berlin-Dahlem.
Eckhard von Raab-Straube "Saussurea luae (Compositae, Cardueae), a new species of Snow Lotus from China," Willdenowia 39(1), 101-106, (1 July 2009).
Published: 1 July 2009
Chromosome numbers
Hengduan Shan
Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau
Saussurea conica
Saussurea subg. Amphilaena
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