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Our Man in China - Tour Report

9 June 2016, Chengdu
Chengdu, China The AGS Tour to Sichuan has arrived in Chengdu. David Haselgrove has sent back these pictures.

Chengdu, China

Street Food, Chengdu, China Street food looks tasty -

Street Food, Chengdu, China especially the rabbits' heads!

12 June 2016, Gongganlen Pass
Our first Flower Walk of the Tour. Three Meconopsis species:

Meconopsis punicea
Meconopsis punicea

Meconopsis sinomaculata
Meconopsis sinomaculata

Meconopsis integrifolia
Meconopsis integrifolia

Meconopsis integrifolia

Meconopsis integrifolia

14 June 2016, Huanlongsi
Huanlongsi, Sichuan Natural tufa pools spread down a valley.
Weather good this morning but rained by lunch.
You are not allowed off wooden boardwalks so cannot get close to the plants.
LOTS of Cypripediums  tibeticum, calcicola and flavum.

Huanlongsi, Sichuan

Huanlongsi, Sichuan

Cypripedium tibeticum
Cypripedium tibeticum

Cypripedium flavum
Cypripedium flavum

15 June 2016, Xueshanliang Pass
Xueshanliang Pass A good day for plants, but unfortunately cut short by rain.

Xueshanliang Pass

Astragalus yunnanensis
Astragalus yunnanensis

Rhododendron przwalskii
Rhododendron przwalskii

Primula orbicularis
Primula orbicularis

Androsace selago
Androsace selago

Caragana jubata
Caragana jubata

Callianthemum farreri
Callianthemum farreri

Paraqueligia microphylla
Paraqueligia microphylla

Arenaria kansuensis
Arenaria kansuensis

16 June 2016, A Driving Day
Tibetan Monastery A driving day up onto the Tibetan plateau. Stopped to look at a monastery.

Tibetan Monastery

Tibetan Monastery

Tibetan Monastery

Tibetan Monastery

16 June 2016, Tibetan Plateau

Corydalis curviflora
Corydalis curviflora

Primula amethystina
Primula amethystina

Primula tangutica
Primula tangutica

Meconopsis psilonomma
Meconopsis psilonomma

Meconopsis punicea
Meconopsis punicea in the right foreground.

17 June 2016, Yellow River and Yangstze River Wate
Yellow River, Yangstze River Watershed

Cremanthodium brunneopilosum
Cremanthodium brunneopilosum

Cremanthodium brunneopilosum

Corydalis sp.
Corydalis sp.

Primula palmata
Primula palmata

17 June 2016, near Hongyuan
Meconopsis integrifolia The largest patch of Meconopsis integrifolia I have ever seen.

Meconopsis integrifolia

18 June 2016

Primula palmata
Primula palmata

Meconopsis integrifolia
Meconopsis integrifolia

Corydalis sp.
Corydalis sp.

Corydalis sp.
Corydalis sp.

Caltha sp
Caltha sp

20 June 2016

Primula cockburniana
Primula cockburniana

Meconopsis henricii
Meconopsis henricii

Incarvillea compacta
Incarvillea compacta

Stellera chamaejasme
Stellera chamaejasme

Stellera chamaejasme

Lilium lophophorum

Prayer Wheels Driven by Water

21 June 2016, Zeduo Pass
Zeduo Pass, Sichuan A driving day much to disgust of some of more desperate plant people!

Corydalis sp.
Corydalis sp.

Iris chrysographes
Iris chrysographes

Monastery, Sichuan

Prayer Flags, Sichuan

Watch this space for more plants.

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