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191. Saxifraga chionophila Franchet, J. Bot. (Morot). 10: 265. 1896.

雪地虎耳草 xue di hu er cao

Saxifraga schneideri Engler.

Plants many branched, 2.5-7 cm tall, forming a compact cushion of leafy shoots. Flowering stem 1-4 cm, proximally densely leafy, distally more sparsely so, brown glandular hairy. Shoot leaves imbricate, aggregated into a rosette distally on shoot, spatulate to narrowly obovate, (5-)8-9 × (1.5-)2.3-3 mm, leathery, both surfaces glabrous, chalk glands 5-7, margin denticulate-ciliate basally, apex subacute. Cauline leaves subspatulate, 4-8 × 1-2 mm, leathery, abaxially and marginally glandular hairy proximally, chalk glands 5, apex recurved, subobtuse. Cyme corymbose, 2-7-flowered; branches 1-1.5 cm, brown glandular hairy; bract tightly appressed to hypanthium, linear, 2-5 × ca. 1 mm, abaxially and marginally brown glandular hairy, chalk glands 2, apex acute; pedicels absent. Sepals erect to ascending, ovate, 1.5-3 × 1.2-1.8 mm, abaxially and marginally colorless glandular hairy, chalk glands 3, veins 3 or 4, confluent or not at apex, apex obtuse. Petals red, obovate to oblong-oblanceolate, 1.8-3 × 0.8-1 mm, subleathery, abaxially and marginally pale hairy, adaxially glabrous, chalk glands 1-3, veins 3-5, partly confluent at apex, apex acute. Stamens ca. 2 mm. Ovary semi-inferior; styles very short. Fl. and fr. Jun-Sep.

* Alpine meadows, cliffs, rock crevices; 2700-5000 m. SW Sichuan (Muli Zang Zu Zizhixian), SE Xizang (Zayü Xian), W Yunnan (Dali Xian, Lijiang Naxi Zu Zizhixian, Zhongdian Xian).


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