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10. Adonis aestivalis Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. ed. 2, 1: 771. 1762.

夏侧金盏花 xia ce jin zhan hua

Plants annual. Stems 10--20 cm tall, branched or unbranched, basally sparsely pubescent. Leaves long petiolate, clustered apically on stem; leaf blade ca. 3.5 cm, increasing in size upward on stem to 6 cm, glabrous or abaxially sparsely pubescent; upper stem leaves finely 2 or 3 × pinnately divided; ultimate segments linear to lanceolate-linear, 0.4--0.8 mm wide. Sepals 5, narrowly rhombic to narrowly ovate, membranous. Petals orange. Ovary narrowly ovoid with a dorsal ridge, apically narrowed. Achenes ovoid, ca. 3.5 mm, reticulate-veined, with conspicuous dorsal and ventral ridges. Fl. Jun.

Grassland by fields; 1000--2900. N Xinjiang, SW Xizang [Kashmir, Pakistan, Russia; SW Asia, Europe].

1 Pedicel exserted from apical leaves at anthesis; flowers 4--5.5 mm in diam.   10a var. aestivalis
+ Pedicel included in apical leaves at anthesis; flowers ca. 8 mm in diam.   10b var. parviflora


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