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25. Saxifraga erectisepala J. T. Pan, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 28: 384. 1990.

直萼虎耳草 zhi e hu er cao

Herbs perennial, 15-30 cm tall. Stem proximally brown crisped villous only at leaf axils, distally shortly brown glandular hairy. Basal leaves with petiole 5.5-10 cm, sparsely crisped villous only at margin near base; leaf blade cordate to ovate-cordate, 2.8-4.8 × 1.7-3.8 cm, glabrous, base cordate, apex obtuse or acute. Cauline leaves 1-3; proximal ones petiolate, similar to basal leaves; most distal one sessile, elliptic, ca. 2.8 × 1.7 cm, glabrous, base cordate, semiamplexicaul. Cyme 6.5-17.3 cm, 3-15-flowered; branches 3.5-10.5 cm, shortly dark brown glandular hairy, 2- or 3-flowered; bracts lanceolate or oblong to linear, 1.4-1.8 cm × 2.5-7.5 mm, abaxially subglabrous, adaxially and marginally dark brown glandular hairy; pedicels 0.5-2.7 cm, shortly dark brown glandular hairy. Sepals erect, ovate to ligulate-ovate, 4.5-6.2 × 2.1-3.6 mm, abaxially and marginally dark brown glandular hairy, veins 3-7, not confluent at apex. Petals yellow, obovate or elliptic to broadly ovate, 0.8-1.4 cm × 4-7 mm, not or indistinctly 2- or 3-callose, 5-9-veined, base with a claw 0.5-1.1 mm, apex obtuse. Stamens 3.5-6.5 mm. Ovary subsuperior, ovoid, 2.5-4.5 mm; styles 1-1.4 mm. Fl. Aug-Sep.

* Abies or Cupressus forests, forest margins, alpine meadows; 3300-4200 m. Xizang.


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