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101. Silene lichiangensis W. W. Smith, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 11: 225. 1920.

丽江蝇子草 li jiang ying zi cao

Melandrium lichiangense (W. W. Smith) Handel-Mazzetti.

Herbs perennial. Roots clustered, spiniform. Stems diffuse, supine, 20--40 cm, multibranched, basally eglandular pubescent, apically glandular hairy. Leaves elliptic or elliptic-oblanceolate, 3--6 × 1--2(--2.5) cm, subglabrous, midvein prominent, cuneate or gradually narrowed to base, apex acute. Dichasia 1--5(--7)-flowered. Pedicel 1.5--5 cm, densely violet glandular pubescent; bracts ovate or lanceolate, 3--15 mm, herbaceous, abaxially and margin violet glandular hairy. Calyx campanulate, 1.3--1.5 cm × ca. 5 mm, glandular hairy, veins violet, base truncate; calyx teeth triangular, ca. 3.5 mm. Androgynophore 1--2 mm, glabrous. Petals ca. 2 cm; claws oblanceolate, glabrous, with auricles; limbs pale red, obovate, deeply bifid to middle; lobes rounded, sometimes with 2 or 3 teeth. Stamens and styles included; filaments glabrous. Styles 3. Fl. Jul--Aug.

* Grasslands near forest margins; 2900--3600 m. NW Yunnan (Lijiang Naxi Zu Zizhixian).


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