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72. Androsace aizoon Duby in A. de Candolle, Prodr. 8: 50. 1844.

莲座点地梅 lian zuo dian di mei

Androsace aizoon Duby var. himalaica R. Knuth.

Herbs biennial or annual. Leaf rosettes 2.5--8 cm in diam. Leaves sessile, spatulate, 15--32(--44) X 4--7 mm, tapering to base, minutely ciliolate, margin subcartilaginous, apex subrounded and mucronate. Scapes 4 to many, 10--35 cm, sparsely glandular pubescent; umbels (5--)10--25-flowered; bracts oblong-lanceolate, 2.5--4 X 1--1.8 mm, densely glandular pubescent. Pedicels unequal, 0.4--3.5(--4) cm, sparsely glandular pubescent. Calyx campanulate, ca. 3.5 mm, parted to ± middle; lobes ovate, glandular pubescent, ciliolate, apex obtuse; veins 3 or 4. Corolla pinkish red; lobes obovate, ca. 3.5 mm, apex 2-lobed. Fl. Jun-Jul. 2n = 20.

Rocky and grassy slopes; 2300--3500 m. W Xizang [India, Kashmir, Pakistan].


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