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9. Gypsophila capituliflora Ruprecht, Sert. Tianschan. 40. 1869.

头状石头花 tou zhuang shi tou hua

Gypsophila dshungarica Czerniakowska.

Herbs perennial, to 25 cm tall. Roots thick, woody. Stems several, caespitose, usually simple, glabrous. Leaves linear, subtrigonous, 1--3 cm × ca. 1 mm, subfleshy, glabrous, apex acute; basal leaves caespitose. Cymes terminal, in subcapitate clusters 1--2 cm in diam.; bracts lanceolate, margin membranous, ciliate, apex acuminate. Pedicel ca. 1 mm. Calyx purple 5-veined, campanulate, 3.5--5 mm, lobed for 1/3--1/2 its length; lobes triangular, margin membranous, ciliate, apex acute. Petals light red-purple or white, narrowly obovate, 6--7 × ca. 1.5 mm, base cuneate, apex retuse. Stamens equaling petals. Ovary ca. 2 mm. Styles short. Capsule suboblong, subequaling calyx. Seeds purple-black, globose, 1.5--2 mm, minutely flat tuberculate. Fl. Jul--Sep, fr. Aug--Sep.

Dry mountain slopes; 800--2600 m. Gansu, Nei Mongol, Ningxia, Xinjiang [Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, W Mongolia].


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