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8. Minuartia litwinowii Schischkin, Fl. URSS. 6: 885. 1936.

西北米努草 xi bei mi nu cao

Herbs perennial, 5--10 cm tall. Stems brown, woody at base, glandular pubescent. Leaves linear-subulate, 4--5(--10) × 0.5--2 mm, usually hard, 3-veined, apex obtuse or acute. Bracts ovate, glandular pubescent, 3-veined, apex acute or acuminate. Flowers 1--3, terminal; pedicel 2--10 mm, glandular pubescent or subglabrous. Sepals lanceolate, 5--6.5 mm, glandular pubescent, 3-veined, apex acute. Petals obovate-oblong, ca. 2.5 × as long as sepals, apex emarginate. Capsule narrowly ellipsoid, nearly equaling sepals. Seeds reniform, finely tuberculate. Fl. Jun--Jul, fr. Aug--Sep.

Cliffs, rocky places; ca. 2400 m. Xinjiang [Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan; SW Asia (Iran, Turkey)].


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