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1. Androsace axillaris (Franchet) Franchet, J. Bot. (Morot). 9: 455. 1895.

腋花点地梅 ye hua dian di mei

Androsace rotundifolia Hardwicke var. axillaris Franchet, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 32: 10. 1885; A. geraniifolia Watt var. escaposa Handel-Mazzetti.

Herbs perennial. Stems arising from leaf rosettes, initially erect, gradually elongating to 30 cm, becoming decumbent, grayish pilose, internodes 6--14 cm, rooting at nodes. Basal leaves forming a rosette; petiole 2--3 X as long as leaf blade, downward hirtellous; leaf blade orbicular to reniform, 1--4 cm wide, strigillose, base deeply cordate, palmately lobed to 1/3; lobes 3-lobed to crenate. Stem leaves 2 or 3 per node, smaller than basal leaves; petiole ca. as long as leaf blade. Pedicel 1--3 cm, downward hirtellous. Flowers 2 or 3, on nodes of stem; bracts linear, narrowly elliptic or oblanceolate, ca. 3 mm, strigillose. Calyx campanulate, ca. 3 mm, hirtellous, parted to ca. 1/2; lobes triangular, apex acute. Corolla pink or white, ca. 8 mm in diam.; tube shorter than calyx; lobes ovate-oblong, ca. 2.5 mm, emarginate. Fl. Apr-May.

Damp areas in open woodlands; 1800--3300 m. SW Sichuan, Yunnan [Thailand].


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