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3. Anemone delavayi Franchet, Bull. Soc. Bot. France. 33: 366. 1886.

滇川银莲花 dian chuan yin lian hua

Rhizome branched, short, stout, 4--7 mm in diam., also prostrate, stolonlike, long, ca. 1 mm in diam. Scalelike leaves 2 or 3, 3--4 mm. Leaf solitary, with distinct blade developing after anthesis; petiole 3--10 cm, puberulent distally; leaf blade 3-sect, cordate-pentagonal, 2--4 × 2--5 cm, sparsely puberulent, base cordate, margin dentate, apex acute or acuminate; petiolules 1--2 mm; central segment rhombic-ovate or rhombic; lateral segments smaller, unequally 2-lobed. Scape 5--10(--20) cm, puberulent distally; cyme 1(or 2)-flowered. Involucral bracts 3, subsessile; bract blade 3-parted or 3-lobed, rhombic-ovate or elliptic, 1--3 × 2--5 cm, sparsely puberulent, base cuneate, margin denticulate or entire, apex obtuse. Pedicel 2--6 cm, puberulent. Sepals 5, white and reddish tinged or blue, elliptic or obovate, 5--15 × 3--7 mm, sparsely puberulent, basal veins 3--5, vein anastomoses absent, rarely solitary, base narrowed, apex rounded to acuminate. Stamens 4--7 mm; filament filiform; anther narrowly ellipsoid, apex rounded, connective narrow. Ovary ovoid, 1.5--2 mm, densely puberulent; style very short; stigma subsessile or sessile, globose or turbinate. Achene body ovoid, 3--4 × ca. 2 mm, densely puberulent, hairs ca. 0.1 mm; style 0.5 mm; stigma thickened. Fl. May--Jul.

* Forests, moist places near forest margins; 2400--3000 m. SW Sichuan, NW Yunnan.

1 Sepals 7--15 × 5--7 mm; stigma subsessile, globose   3a var. delavayi
+ Sepals 5--6 × ca. 3 mm; stigma sessile, turbinate   3b var. oligocarpa


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