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9. Fragaria nubicola (J. D. Hooker) Lindley ex Lacaita, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 43: 476. 1916.

西藏草莓 xi zang cao mei

Fragaria vesca Linnaeus var. nubicola J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India 2: 344. 1878.

Herbs perennial, 4–25 cm tall. Stems appressed white sericeous. Petiole appressed (rarely spreading) white sericeous; leaf blade 3-foliolate; leaflets shortly petiolulate or sessile, elliptic or obovate, 1–6 × 0.5–3 cm, abaxially appressed white sericeous, sparsely so between veins, adaxially appressed pilose, base broadly cuneate or rounded, margin sharply incised serrate, apex obtuse. Inflorescence 1- to several flowered. Pedicel appressed white sericeous. Sepals ovate-lanceolate or ovate-oblong, apex acuminate; epicalyx segments lanceolate, abaxially sparsely villous, margin entire, rarely dentate, apex acuminate. Petals obovate-elliptic. Stamens ca. 20. Carpels numerous. Aggregate fruit ovoid; persistent sepals appressed to aggregate fruit. Achenes ovoid, glabrous or rugose. Fl. and fr. May–Aug. 2n = 14.

Valley forests, forest margins, meadows on mountain slopes; 2500--3900 m. Xizang [Afghanistan, Bhutan, Kashmir, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sikkim].


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