38. Androsace ovalifolia Y. C. Yang in C. M. Hu & Y. C. Yang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 24: 221. 1986.
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Herbs perennial, forming lax mats of several open rosettes joined by slender shoots. Leaves trimorphic. Outer leaves dark brown, ovate-lanceolate, 4--5 mm, small, membranous, glabrous, margin entire, apex abruptly acuminate. Medial leaves sessile, green, oblong, ca. 5 mm, margin with long hairs, apex rounded. Petiole of inner leaves slightly longer than leaf blade; leaf blade ovate, 1.5--2.5 cm, pubescent, densely ciliate, base truncate, margin entire, apex rounded. Scapes ca. 9 cm, villous; umbels ca. 10-flowered; bracts ca. 4 mm, oblong, narrowly elliptic to linear, abaxially sparsely villous, ciliate, adaxially glabrous. Pedicels unequal, filiform, to 7 mm, villous. Calyx 2.5--3 mm, parted to middle; lobes suborbicular, pubescent only on margin. Corolla purple, ca. 7 mm in diam.; lobes obovate, margin entire or undulate. Fl. Jun.
* Damp areas in forests; ca. 3800 m. Xizang (Gyirong Xian).