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43. Arenaria glanduligera Edgeworth, Fl. Brit. India. 1: 240. 1874.

小腺无心菜 xiao xian wu xin cai

Herbs perennial. Roots conic, branched at base. Stems clustered, yellow, lustrous, slender, 2--6 cm, glabrous proximally, white glandular hairy distally. Leaf blade greenish, ovate-lanceolate, ovate, or elliptic-orbicular, flat, 5--6 × 2--3 mm, both surfaces white glandular pubescent, veins inconspicuous, base attenuate into petiole, margin ciliate, apex acute or acuminate. Flowers solitary or paired, terminal; bracts similar to leaves but smaller. Pedicel yellow, slender, 0.5--2 cm, sparsely white villous. Sepals 5, spreading or excurved, lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, 4--5 × ca. 1.5 mm, glandular hairy abaxially, veins inconspicuous, margin narrowly membranous, apex obtuse or acute. Petals 5, violet, obovate or ovate-elliptic, 5--7 × 2--3 mm, apex obtuse. Stamens 10; filaments ca. 3 mm; anthers greenish or yellow. Ovary ovoid. Styles 3, linear, pillar-shaped or clavate.

Alpine meadows, shifting screes; 4500--5500 m. Xizang [Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim].


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