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42. Androsace sarmentosa Wallich in Roxburgh, Fl. Ind. 2: 14. 1824.

匍茎点地梅 pu jing dian di mei

Herbs perennial. Leaf rosettes solitary or several forming lax mats, 3--5 cm in diam.; stolons 5--8 cm, arising from leaf rosettes, villous with rust-colored tangled hairs, with leaves at apex. Leaves dimorphic. Outer leaves sessile, ligulate-oblong to elliptic-oblanceolate, less than 1 cm, white sericeous. Inner leaves short petiolate, oblanceolate, 20--50 X 4--9 mm, white sericeous, base narrowed, apex obtuse. Scapes 12--22 cm, with sparse long tawny hairs; umbels many flowered; bracts linear to linear-oblanceolate, 3--5 mm, sericeous and glandular. Pedicel 6--12 mm, densely rust-colored villous. Calyx ca. 3 mm, sparsely white villous, parted to middle; lobes ovate to broadly lanceolate, ciliate, apex obtuse. Corolla purple or pink, 5--8 mm in diam.; lobes cuneate-obovate, apex subtruncate. Fl. Jun-Jul. 2n = 20.

Mixed forests, grassy slopes; 2800--4000 m. S Xizang [India, Nepal, Pakistan].


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