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85. Saxifraga heterocladoides J. T. Pan in C. Y. Wu, Fl. Xizang. 2: 474. 1985.

近异枝虎耳草 jin yi zhi hu er cao

Herbs perennial, cespitose, 6.5-18.5 cm tall. Stem proximally sparsely crisped glandular villous (hairs denser near leaf axils), distally brown glandular hairy. Basal leaves usually caducous by anthesis; petiole 6.2-9.2 mm, base sheathlike, margin brown crisped glandular villous; leaf blade elliptic, 4-5.2 × 2-2.3 mm, glabrous, base cuneate, apex subobtuse. Cauline leaves oblong to lanceolate, 0.8-1.2 cm × 1.3-2 mm, both surfaces glabrous, margin brown crisped glandular villous at base, dark brown glandular hairy on distal leaves. Cyme 1.5-2.2 cm and 2- or 3-flowered or flower solitary; pedicels 0.9-1.3 cm, brown glandular hairy. Sepals erect, elliptic to broadly so, 3.4-3.6 × 2.2-3 mm, abaxially and marginally dark brown shortly glandular hairy, veins 3-5, not or partly confluent at apex, apex retuse. Petals yellow, elliptic to obovate-elliptic, 7.2-10 × 3.8-5.1 mm, 6- or 7-callose near base, 5-veined, base rounded, contracted into a claw 0.4-0.8 mm, apex obtuse. Stamens 2-3.2 mm. Ovary subsuperior, broadly ovoid, 2.9-3.2 mm; styles 0.8-1 mm. Fl. Jul-Aug.

* Abies forests, rock crevices; ca. 4000 m. SE Xizang (Bomi Xian).


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