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3. Androsace geraniifolia Watt, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 20: 17. 1882.

掌叶点地梅 zhang ye dian di mei

Herbs perennial, stoloniferous; stolons filiform, 10--30 cm, soft, ± spreading pubescent. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole (3--)6--15 cm, villous; leaf blade suborbicular to reniform, 2.5--5 cm wide, strigose, base cordate, palmately 5--7-lobed to middle; lobes cuneate-obovate, 3--5-lobulate. Scapes 2 to many, arising from leaf rosettes, usually ca. 2 X as long as leaves; umbels 6--14-flowered; bracts lanceolate, 2.5--5 mm. Pedicel 5--10 mm, puberulous. Calyx pubescent, 3--3.5 mm, parted to middle; lobes ovate-lanceolate, apex blunt. Corolla white or pink with a yellow eye, ca. 7 mm in diam.; lobes obovate-oblong, apex rounded. Fl. May-Jun.

Abies forests, grassy mountain slopes; 2700--3000 m. S Xizang [Bhutan, India, Sikkim].


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