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36. Potentilla multiceps T. T. Yu & C. L. Li, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 18: 9. 1980.

多头委陵菜 duo tou wei ling cai

Herbs perennial. Roots robust, terete. Rhizome multicipital. Flowering stems densely tufted, erect, ascending, or spreading, 3–7 cm tall, white pilose, sometimes glabrescent. Radical leaves 1.5–3 cm including petiole; stipules brown, membranous, pilose or glabrescent; petiole white pilose; leaf blade pinnate with (3 or)4 or 5 pairs of leaflets; leaflets opposite or alternate, elliptic or obovate-elliptic, abaxially densely white sericeous or glabrescent, adaxially appressed white pilose or glabrescent, margin flat, pinnately parted almost to midvein, apex obtuse; segments 1–3 on each side of midvein, fasciated ligulate; cauline leaves reduced; stipules green, herbaceous, margin entire; leaf blade palmate or subpinnate; leaflets resembling those of radical leaves. Inflorescence cymose, 1- to several flowered. Flowers 0.7–1.2 cm in diam. Sepals elliptic-lanceolate or triangular-ovate, apex acute or acuminate; epicalyx segments narrowly fasciated, usually ca. 1/2 as long as sepals, abaxially pubescent and sparsely pilose. Petals yellow, obovate, ca. 1/2 as long as sepals, apex emarginate. Stamens ca. 20. Carpels numerous; style subterminal, ca. 1.5 × as long as ovary, base thickened, papillate; stigma dilated, capitate. Achenes not seen. Fl. Jul.

Mountain slopes, sandy river banks; 4000--5200 m. Qinghai, Xizang.


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