35. Potentilla pamiroalaica Juzepczuk in Komarov, Fl. URSS. 10: 609. 1941.
高原委陵菜 gao yuan wei ling cai
Herbs perennial. Roots robust, terete. Rhizome usually multicipital, densely covered with brown relics of stipules. Flowering stems usually ascending, rarely erect, 5–22 cm tall, appressed white villous, hairs subspreading in lower part. Radical leaves 3–10 cm including petiole; stipules brown, membranous, abaxially white sericeous, rarely glabrescent; petiole appressed white pilose; leaf blade pinnate, very rarely palmate, with 3–5 pairs of leaflets; leaflets opposite or alternate, at intervals of 3–5 mm, sessile, adaxially green or grayish, ovate or obovate-oblong, 5–13 × 3–7 mm, distal leaflets larger than proximal ones, abaxially densely white tomentose, densely white sericeous-villous on veins, adaxially densely appressed white villous, margin flat, pinnately parted, apex obtuse; segments oblong-linear; cauline leaves 1 or 2; stipules green, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, herbaceous, margin entire. Inflorescence lax, few flowered. Flowers 1.2–1.5 cm in diam.; pedicel 1.5–3 cm, densely appressed villous. Sepals triangular-lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, apex acute or acuminate; epicalyx segments lanceolate or elliptic-lanceolate, shorter than or rarely nearly equaling sepals, apex obtuse. Petals yellow, obovate, longer than sepals, apex emarginate. Style subterminal, base slightly thickened. Achenes smooth. Fl. and fr. Jun–Aug.
Mountain slopes, shady places in river valleys; 3300--4700 m. Xinjiang, Xizang [C Asia].