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104. Saxifraga culcitosa Mattfeld, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem. 11(104): 303. 1931.

枕状虎耳草 zhen zhuang hu er cao

Saxifraga kangdingensis T. C. Ku.

Herbs perennial, densely cespitose, ca. 1 cm tall. Shoots much branched, with leaf rosettes. Flowering stem extremely short, scarcely overtopping foliage, with 1 bract concealed among basal leaves, crisped glandular villous. Basal leaves with petiole 2-2.8 mm, margin crisped glandular villous; leaf blade suboblanceolate, abaxially convex, adaxially rather concave, 2.2-3 × 0.5-0.8 mm, subcarnose, both surfaces glabrous, 3-veined, apex acute or aristate. Flower solitary; bract linear, ca. 3.3 × 0.5 mm, both surfaces glabrous, 1-veined, margin brown glandular villous at base, apex mucronate; pedicel ca. 1.5 mm, brown glandular villous. Sepals erect, narrowly ovate to suboblong, ca. 2.3 × 0.6 mm, glabrous, veins 2 or 3, not confluent at apex, apex obtuse. Petals orange, narrowly ovate, 1.5-2.3 × 0.6 mm, 2-callose near base, 1- or 3-veined, base contracted into a claw ca. 0.6 mm, apex acute. Stamens ca. 2 mm. Ovary semi-inferior, ca. 1.4 mm; styles ca. 0.5 mm. Fl. Jul-Aug.

* Alpine meadows, rock crevices; 4000-5100 m. W Sichuan.


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