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149. Saxifraga glacialis Harry Smith, Acta Horti Gothob. 1: 14. 1924.

冰雪虎耳草 bing xue hu er cao

Hirculus glacialis (Harry Smith) Losinskaja; Saxifraga glacialis var. rubra J. Anthony; S. vilmoriniana Engler & Irmscher var. yungningensis Handel-Mazzetti.

Herbs perennial, cespitose, 2.3-7 cm tall. Stem glabrous, with leaf rosettes. Rosette leaves spatulate to spatulate-lanceolate, 4.5-10 × 1.2-2.3 mm, carnose, both surfaces glabrous, margin glabrous or sparsely setose-ciliate, apex rounded. Cauline leaves remote, ensiform, 4-6.6 × 1-1.5 mm, carnose, glabrous. Cyme 2-6-flowered or flower solitary; pedicels slender, 4-15 mm, glabrous. Sepals spreading, ovate, 1.5-3 × 1-2 mm, carnose, glabrous, veins 3, confluent or not at apex, apex obtuse. Petals yellow or abaxially purple and adaxially yellow, elliptic or ovate to narrowly so, 3-5 × 1.5-2.5 mm, 2-callose, 3-veined, base tapered into a claw 0.5-1 mm, apex obtuse or acute. Stamens 3-4 mm. Ovary subsuperior, dark purple, broadly ovoid, ca. 2.5 mm; styles ca. 2 mm. Fl. and fr. Jul-Sep.

* Alpine meadows, rock crevices; 4100-5000 m. SE Qinghai (Jigzhi Xian), N and W Sichuan, NW Yunnan (Weixi Xian).


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