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65. Androsace incana Lamarck, Tabl. Encycl. 1: 432. 1792.

白花点地梅 bai hua dian di mei

Androsace hopeiensis Nakai; A. villosa Linnaeus var. incana (Lamarck) Duby.

Herbs perennial, densely cespitose. Shoots dark brown, sparsely pilose, becoming glabrous, internodes inconspicuous to 1.3 cm. Leaf rosettes 6--10 mm in diam., with remains of old leaves at base. Leaves sessile, nearly equal or inner leaves slightly longer than outer leaves, lanceolate to ligulate or narrowly oblanceolate, 3--9 X 0.8--2 mm, abaxially densely long white sericeous, adaxially long white sericeous on distal part, apex acute to subobtuse. Scapes solitary, to 2(--5) cm, scapes and inflorescences densely white villous; umbels 1--3(or 4)-flowered; bracts lanceolate to broadly linear, 3--5 mm, base slightly gibbous. Pedicel shorter than to sometimes ca. as long as bracts. Calyx ca. 3.5 mm, parted to middle; lobes triangular, apex acute to subobtuse. Corolla cream-colored, with a pale purple or yellow eye, 5--8 mm in diam.; lobes broadly obovate, margin entire or obscurely crenate, apex rounded. Fl. May-Jun. 2n = 20.

Open grassy slopes; 2000--3500 m. N Hebei, Nei Mongol, Shanxi, N Xinjiang [Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia].


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