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51. Ranunculus pulchellus C. A. Meyer, Fl. Altaic. 2: 333. 1830.

美丽毛茛 mei li mao gen

Herbs perennial. Roots fibrous, subequally thick. Stems 15--20 cm, glabrous or sparsely puberulent, usually 1- or 2-branched. Basal leaves 5--7; petiole 2--6 cm, glabrous or sparsely puberulent; blade sometimes 3-lobed, ovate, elliptic, or obovate, 0.8--1.6 × 0.5--0.9 cm, papery or leathery, glabrous or sparsely puberulent, base broadly cuneate or rounded, margin 1--3-dentate on each side, apex slightly acute. Stem leaves sessile, 3-partite or 3-sect, segments linear. Flowers solitary, terminal, ca. 1 cm in diam. Receptacle glabrous. Sepals 5, elliptic, 5--7 × 3.8--5 mm, nectary pit without a scale, apex rounded. Stamens numerous; anthers oblong. Aggregate fruit ovoid, 5--7 × 4--5 mm. Achene obliquely obovoid, ca. 2 × 1 mm, glabrous; style persistent, ca. 0.5 mm. Fl. Jun--Jul.

By streams, alpine meadows; 2300--3100 m. Gansu (Shandan Xian), Nei Mongol (Ulan Hot Shi), Xinjiang (Tian Shan) [Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia (Siberia)].


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