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129. Saxifraga jainzhuglaensis J. T. Pan, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 29: 18. 1991.

金珠拉虎耳草 jin zhu la hu er cao

Herbs perennial, dwarfish. Shoots numerous branched, crowded, forming cushions. Flowering stem embedded among rosette leaves, 1-2 mm, glandular hairy, with 1 or 2 leaves, gemmiferous at leaf axils. Shoot leaves imbricate, aggregated into a rosette, narrowly subovate, 6-6.8 × 2-2.5 mm, subcarnose, both surfaces glabrous, margin glandular ciliate, apex subobtuse. Cauline leaves subelliptic, ca. 5.9 × 3.6 mm, subcarnose, both surfaces glabrous, margin glandular ciliate, apex obtuse. Flower solitary, subsessile. Sepals spreading, broadly ovate, ca. 2.5 × 2-2.2 mm, subcarnose, abaxially and marginally glandular hairy, veins 3, confluent at apex, apex obtuse. Petals yellow, broadly obovate to elliptic, 2.5-2.7 × 1.8-2 mm, not callose, 3-veined, base clawless, apex retuse. Stamens ca. 2.2 mm. Ovary semi-inferior, ovoid; styles ca. 1 mm. Capsule ellipsoid, ca. 4 mm. Fl. and fr. Jul-Aug.

* Alpine scrub meadows; 3900-4200 m. SE Xizang (Mêdog Xian).

In the protologue, the specific epithet was spelled as both "Saxifraga jainzhuglaensis" and, as an apparent typographical error, "jainzhulaensis."


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