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57. Arenaria spathulifolia C. Y. Wu ex L. H. Zhou, Acta Biol. Plateau Sin. 6: 35. 1987.

匙叶无心菜 chi ye wu xin cai

Arenaria muliensis C. Y. Wu ex L. H. Zhou.

Herbs small. Roots conic. Stems dichotomously branched at base, 3--10 cm; branches violet, slender, hard, glandular hairy. Leaf blade saccate, 5--6 × 2--3 mm, both surfaces glandular villous, base attenuate, margin ciliate, apex obtuse. Cymes few flowered; bracts similar to leaves but smaller. Pedicel slender, 0.5--1.5 cm, densely glandular villous. Sepals 5, lanceolate, ca. 3 × 1 mm, glandular villous abaxially, base connate, margin ciliate, apex acute. Petals 5, white, obovate, 3--4 mm, apex emarginate or dentate lobed. Stamens 10, shorter than sepals; anthers yellow. Ovary obovoid. Styles 2, linear. Fl. Jul--Aug.

* Mountain grasslands; 3500--4200 m. SW Sichuan, NW Yunnan.


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