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60. Androsace mollis Handel-Mazzetti, Kaiserl. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-Naturwiss. Kl., Anz. 61: 136. 1924.

柔软点地梅 rou ruo dian di mei

Androsace sarmentosa Wallich var. yunnanensis R. Knuth.

Herbs perennial, laxly cespitose. Shoots sparsely villous when young, becoming glabrescent and dark purple, internodes 0.4--3.5 cm. Leaf rosettes 0.8--1.3 cm in diam. Leaves dimorphic. Outer leaves sessile, obovate-ligulate, 2.5--5 X 1.5--2.2 mm, abaxially sparsely white villous on distal 1/2, adaxially glabrescent, margin with long spreading hairs, more densely so at apex, apex rounded. Petiole of inner leaves indistinct to 1/2 as long as leaf blade; leaf blade obovate to oblanceolate, 3--13 X 2--2.5(--4) mm, tapering toward base, abaxially sparsely white villous on distal 1/2, adaxially glabrescent, margin spreading pubescent, more densely so at apex, apex obtuse to rounded. Scapes solitary, 0.5--3.5(--5) cm, sparsely villous; bracts several, linear to linear-spatulate, 3--4.5 X 0.5--1 mm, sparsely hirtellous and ciliate, base saccate, apex rounded. Pedicel 1--6 mm, sparsely pubescent. Calyx 2.5--3 mm, parted to middle; tube sparsely pubescent; lobes ovate to ovate-oblong, more densely pubescent than tube, ciliate, apex obtuse. Corolla pink, 5--8 mm in diam.; lobes broadly obovate, margin entire to obscurely undulate, apex rounded. Fl. Jun-Jul.

* Alpine meadows, Rhododendron thickets; 3200--4500 m. W Sichuan, SE Xizang, NW Yunnan.


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