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67. Androsace bisulca Bureau & Franchet, J. Bot. (Morot). 5: 103. 1891.

冒都点地梅 chang du dian di mei

Androsace bisulca var. aurata

Credit: Harvard University Herbaria

Herbs perennial, forming dense moundlike cushions from branched caudex. Shoots very short, without internodes. Leaf rosettes of current year 1--2.5 cm in diam., superimposed on old rosettes. Leaves obscurely dimorphic, sessile. Outer leaves smaller than inner leaves, tufted villous near apex. Inner leaves linear-lanceolate, 4--12 X 0.8--1.8 mm, with scattered long hairs on margin and sometimes also distally, margin slightly thickened, apex acute; midvein prominent and raised abaxially. Scapes 1.5--2(--4) cm, with bracts. Umbels 2--8-flowered; bracts narrowly lanceolate to linear, 3--4 mm, base slightly gibbous. Pedicel 1.5--7 mm, 1--2 X as long as bracts. Pedicel and calyx with few spreading long white hairs. Calyx ca. 3 mm, parted to middle; lobes ovate, long ciliate, apex acute. Corolla white to pink or yellow, 4--5 mm in diam.; lobes obovate-oblong, margin entire, apex rounded.

* Dry meadows, forest margins, open grassy slopes; 3100--4500 m. Sichuan, E Xizang

1 Corolla white or pink   67a var. bisulca
+ Corolla yellow   67b var. aurata

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