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7. Androsace elatior Pax & K. Hoffmann, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 17: 193. 1921.

高葶点地梅 gao ting dian di mei

Herbs perennial. Rootstock with numerous fibrous roots. Leaves basal, forming a rosette, with withered remains of leaves at base; petiole (2--)3--5 mm, densely hirtellous; leaf blade reniform to suborbicular, 1.5--2.5 cm wide, abaxially sparsely strigillose, adaxially strigillose, base cordate, sinus penetrating 1/4--1/3 into leaf blade, palmately and deeply 5-lobed; lobes 3-lobulate; margin of segments entire to dentate. Scapes 1--4, arising from rosette, hirtellous, 2--3 X as tall as leaf rosettes; umbels 10--25-flowered; bracts linear to oblong, 2--2.5 mm, apex acuminate. Pedicel rigid, 1--1.5 cm, strigillose. Calyx puberulous, ca. 2.5 mm, parted to middle; lobes triangular to ovate-triangular. Corolla white or pink, ca. 4 mm in diam.; lobes obovate-oblong, margin nearly entire. Fl. Jul.

* Woodlands, in shrubs on N-facing slopes, in damp rock crevices; 3500--4200 m. S Qinghai, NW Sichuan, NE Xizang.


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