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48. Rhodiola sinuata (Royle ex Edgeworth) S. H. Fu, Acta Phytotax. Sin., Addit. 1: 127. 1965.

裂叶红景天 lie ye hong jing tian

Sedum sinuatum Royle ex Edgeworth, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 20: 47. 1846; S. linearifolium Royle var. sinuatum (Edgeworth) Raymond-Hamet.

Roots long. Caudex leaves scalelike. Flowering stems erect or creeping, ca. 15 cm, glabrous or finely mammillate, leafy. Stem leaves alternate, elliptic to obovate, 5-7 × 2-4 cm, base attenuate, margin pinnately parted or divided; segments 2 or 3, linear, 1.5-3 mm wide. Inflorescences corymbiform, compact, ca. 1.5 × 2.5 cm. Flowers bisexual, unequally 5-merous; pedicel finely mammillate or absent. Sepals narrowly triangular-linear, ca. 3 mm. Petals greenish white, elliptic, ca. 6 × 2 mm, margin entire, apex subobtuse. Stamens 10; antesepalous ones ca. 5 mm; antepetalous ones ca. 4 mm, inserted ca. 1 mm from petal base. Nectar scales subquadrangular, apex somewhat broadly truncate to subretuse. Carpels narrowly lanceolate, ca. 3.5 mm. Styles short. Follicles erect, ca. 6 mm. Seeds brown, ovoid-oblong, winged at both ends. Fl. Aug, fr. Oct.

Rock crevices on slopes, scree slopes; 3200-4300 m. Xizang, NW Yunnan (Zhongdian Xian) [India, Nepal, Pakistan].


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