42. Parnassia lijiangensis T. C. Ku, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 7(1): 43. 1987.
丽江梅花草 li jiang mei hua cao
Stems usually 1 or 2, slender, 4-6 cm, with 2 leaves near middle. Basal leaves 3-5; petiole 4-10 mm; leaf blade abaxially greenish, adaxially deep green, ovate-cordate or broadly ovate, 5-8 × 4-9 mm, base subcordate, apex rounded or obtuse. Cauline leaves sessile, semiamplexicaul, similar to basal ones but smaller, often with several caducous, rusty brown appendages at base. Flower 1-1.3 cm in diam.; hypanthium turbinate. Sepals abaxially densely brown punctate, oblong, ca. 3 × 1.3 mm, inconspicuously 3-veined, margin entire, apex rounded-obtuse. Petals white, densely brown punctate on both surfaces, oblong-obovate, ca. 5 × 3 mm, 3-5-veined, base attenuate, margin entire, apex 2-lobulate or emarginate. Anthers oblong; filaments ca. 2.5 mm; staminodes flat, ca. 2.7 mm, stalk ca. 1 mm, lamina 3-lobed to middle, rarely irregularly 4- or 5-lobed, lobes linear. Ovary superior, obovoid, depressed at apex; style ca. 8 mm; stigma 3-lobed, lobes oblong. Capsule unknown. Fl. Aug.
* NW Yunnan (Lijiang Naxi Zu Zizhixian).
WU Ding, GAO Lian-MIng, WANG Hong & LI De-zhu (Acta Bot. Yunnan. 26: 628-630. 2004) treat this as a synonym of Parnassia mysorensis Heyne ex Wight.