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40. Saxifraga gedangensis J. T. Pan, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 28: 386. 1990.

格当虎耳草 ge dang hu er cao

Herbs perennial, 23-25 cm tall. Stem simple, proximally glabrous, distally glandular pilose. Basal leaves with petiole 3.5-5 cm, adaxially and marginally glandular hairy; leaf blade ovate, 3.6-4.4 × 2.1-2.6 cm, glabrous, base rounded, apex obtuse or acute. Cauline leaves ca. 4; leaf blade lanceolate to subovate, 1.3-2.9 cm × 7-10 mm, base rounded to subcordate, apex acute; proximal leaves similar to basal ones but with petiole longer, proximally glandular hairy, leaf blade glabrous; distal leaves with petiole shortened to absent, leaf blade shortly dark brown glandular hairy at margin; most distal leaf ± shortly dark brown glandular hairy on both surfaces. Pleiochasium corymbose, 6-3.7 cm, ca. 9-flowered; pedicels dark brown glandular hairy. Sepals erect, narrowly ovate, 3.5-4.5 × 1.2-1.6 mm, abaxially and marginally glandular hairy, veins 3, not confluent at apex, apex subobtuse or acute. Petals yellow, obovate, 7-7.3 × ca. 3.5 mm, adaxially (8 to) numerous callose, ca. 7-veined, base clawless, apex obtuse. Filaments subulate, ca. 5.5 mm. Ovary subsuperior, narrowly ovoid, ca. 4.5 mm; styles ca. 1 mm. Fl. Jul-Sep.

* Meadows among Abies forests; ca. 3400 m. SE Xizang (Mêdog Xian).


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