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Metanemone ranunculoides W. T. Wang


Description from Flora of China

Rhizome ca. 1.5 cm, ca. 1 cm in diam. Leaves multimorphic; petiole 1.5--5 cm, flat, spreading pilose; leaf blade ovate, 2.2--2.4 × 1.7--1.9 cm, herbaceous, base rounded, margin 1- or 2-toothed, apex obtuse; or leaf blade narrowly ovate-elliptic, 1.2--2 × 0.9--1 cm, both ends acuminate, subentire; or leaf blade palmate, cuneiform, ca. 1.8 × 0.9 cm, 3-lobed; or leaf blade pentagonal, ca. 2.5 × 3.2 cm, base truncate, 3-parted; lateral lobes obliquely cuneiform, sparsely shortly hairy; central lobe cuneiform-obtrapezoid, larger than others, 3-parted and segments 1- or 2-toothed or entire. Scape ca. 15 cm tall, sparsely pubescent. Flowers ca. 2.2 cm in diam. Sepals ca. 19, bluish white, oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, 10--12 × 4--6 mm, outside pilose, inside glabrous, apically 3-toothed, apex retuse or entire. Stamens 3.5--5 mm; filaments linear, 1-veined; anthers ellipsoid, ca. 1 mm. Ovary ellipsoid, ca. 1.5 mm. Styles ca. 1.2 mm, glabrous. Fl. Jul.

* Mountain slopes; ca. 3500 m. NW Yunnan (Weixi Lisu Zu Zizhixian).


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