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18. Potentilla stenophylla (Franchet) Diels, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 5: 271. 1912.

狭叶委陵菜 xia ye wei ling cai

Herbs perennial. Flowering stems 3–25 cm tall, together with petioles appressed sericeous-pilose. Radical leaves 2.5–23 cm including petiole; auricles of stipules free, apex acute to acuminate; leaf blade pinnate with 5–25 pairs of leaflets; leaflets oblong, 0.3–1.5 cm × 2–8 mm, becoming gradually smaller toward base of leaf, abaxially densely appressed villous on veins, becoming glabrescent or sericeous-villous, adaxially sparsely villous or glabrescent, or both surfaces glabrous except for tufts of hairs on apices of teeth, margin 3–15-serrate; cauline leaves: auricles of stipules lanceolate to ovate, herbaceous, margin entire, apex acuminate; leaf blade leafletlike, margin entire. Inflorescence cymose. Flowers 1.5–2.5 cm in diam.; pedicel 1–4 cm, appressed villous. Sepals elliptic to ovate; epicalyx segments lanceolate to elliptic, apex obtuse or acute. Petals yellow, oblong to obovate, 3–7 × 2.5–5.5 cm, apex rounded. Style lateral; stigma slightly dilated. Achenes smooth or rugose. Fl. and fr. Jul–Sep.

Forest margins, alpine meadows; 3200--5800 m. Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan [Myanmar, Sikkim].

1 Leaflets with 3–5 apical teeth.   18a var. stenophylla
+ Leaflets with 5–15 teeth.   (2)
2 (1) Leaflets 0.6–1 cm, with 5–7 teeth.   18d var. emergens
+ Leaflets 0.8–1.5 cm, with 6–15 teeth.   (3)
3 (2) Leaflets hairy on both surfaces.   18c var. taliensis
+ Leaflets glabrous except for tufts of hairs on apices of teeth.   18b var. cristata

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