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Trollius dschungaricus Regel


Description from Flora of China

Trollius europaeus Linnaeus var. songoricus Regel.

Stems ca. 10 cm tall, to 50 cm at fruiting, simple. Basal leaves 3--7; petiole 6--28 cm, base narrowly sheathed; leaf blade green when dried, 1.5--4.5 × 2--7.5 cm, base cordate, 3-parted; central lobe broadly elliptic or elliptic-obovate, 3-lobed, with lobules and irregularly denticulate margin; lateral lobes obliquely flabellate, unequally 2-fid. Cauline leaves 2 or 3, similar to basal ones. Flower solitary, terminal, sometimes 2 or 3 flowers in a cyme, 3--5.4 cm in diam. Pedicel ca. 5 cm, to 15 cm at fruiting. Sepals 8--13, yellow or orange-yellow, not green when dried, obovate or broadly obovate, sometimes narrowly obovate, 1.5--2.6 × 0.8--1.6 cm, margin several toothed or subentire at apex, apex rounded. Petals linear, orbicular, or spatulate, shorter than stamens or subequal to filaments, 7--8 × ca. 1 mm. Stamens 0.9--1.4 cm. Follicles 12--18, 1--1.2 cm × ca. 2 mm; persistent style ca. 1.2 mm. Seeds ca. 1.5 mm, ellipsoid-globose, smooth. Fl. Jul--Aug, fr. Sep. 2n = 16.

Grassy slopes, Picea forests; 1800--3100 m. Xinjiang (Tian Shan) [Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan].


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