61. Parnassia perciliata Diels, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 29: 369. 1900.
厚叶梅花草 hou ye mei hua cao
Stems 3-5, robust, slightly curved, 18-30 cm, with 1 leaf distally. Basal leaves 3-5, forming a rosette; petiole robust, 8-19 cm; leaf blade sparsely purple punctate, densely so along veins, ovate-cordate, 3.5-6.5 × 2.5-5.5 cm, 7-veined adaxially with midvein prominent abaxially, base deeply cordate, apex acuminate, often apiculate. Cauline leaf sessile, semiamplexicaul, similar to basal ones but 2.2-4 × 2-3 cm, base often with rusty brown appendages sometimes connate into small lamellae. Flower 1.5-3 cm in diam.; hypanthium very short. Sepals reflexed and persistent after anthesis, brown punctate on both surfaces, oblong or oblong-lanceolate, ca. 1 cm × 5 mm, 1-veined, margin with sparse, rusty brown appendages proximally, entire distally, apex obtuse. Petals white, purple veined, sparsely purple punctate, obovate-oblong or oblong, 0.8-1.3 cm × 5-8 mm, 3-veined, base abruptly contracted into a claw, margin long fimbriate throughout, apex rounded or acute. Anthers ellipsoid, ca. 3 mm; filaments 6-8 mm; staminodes ca. 4 mm, branches 5(-7), with globose glands at apex. Ovary superior, ovoid; style ca. 1.8 mm; stigma 3-lobed, lobes short. Capsule unknown. Fl. Jul-Aug.
* Rocky places; ca. 1100 m. SE Sichuan (Nanchuan Xian).