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63. Arenaria littledalei Hemsley, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew. 1896: 209. 1896.

古临无心菜 gu lin wu xin cai

Gooringia littledalei (Hemsley) F. N. Williams.

Herbs small. Stems violet, 4--5 cm, glabrous, with numerous slender branches. Leaf blade semiterete, to 8.5 × 0.2 mm, fleshy, base membranous, connate into a short sheath. Flowers axillary or pseudoterminal, small. Pedicel elongating to 1.6 cm in fruit, glabrous. Sepals 4, narrowly lanceolate, ca. 2 mm, fleshy, base connate, margin membranous, apex acute. Petals absent. Floral disc cupular, with inconspicuous glands. Stamens 2 or 3. Ovary narrowly ovoid. Styles 2. Capsule globose-ovoid, flattened on sides, deeply 4-lobed; fruiting pedicel long, glabrous. Seeds small, ca. 0.5 mm in diam. Fl. and fr. Jul--Sep.

* Valleys; 5000--5300 m. C Xizang.


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