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136. Saxifraga miralana Harry Smith, Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Bot. 2: 254. 1960.

白毛茎虎耳草 bai mao jing hu er cao

Herbs perennial, 4-4.5 cm tall. Stem pale pilose. Basal leaves aggregated into a rosette; leaf blade spatulate, 5-6 × ca. 1.5 mm, carnose, both surfaces glabrous, margin setose-ciliate. Cauline leaves linear-oblong, 3-4.5 × ca. 1 mm, subcarnose, both surfaces glabrous, margin setose-ciliate, apex obtuse. Flower solitary; pedicel 1.1-2.5 cm, pale pilose. Sepals spreading or reflexed, ovate, ca. 2 × 1.5 mm, carnose, abaxially pale pilose or glabrous, adaxially and marginally glabrous, veins 3-5, partly or fully confluent at apex, apex obtuse. Petals yellow, proximally orange spotted, narrowly ovate to suboblong, 4.5-5.1 × ca. 2 mm, not or obscurely 2-callose, 3-5-veined, base contracted into a claw ca. 0.5 mm, apex acute. Stamens ca. 3.1 mm. Ovary subsuperior, ca. 2 mm; styles ca. 0.6 mm. Fl. Jul-Aug.

* Scrub, alpine meadows, screes, rock crevices; 4100-5100 m. E Xizang.


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