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Rhodiola ovatisepala (Hamet) S. H. Fu


Description from Flora of China

Caudex prostrate and underground basally, ascending or erect in middle part, slender. Caudex leaves scalelike, triangular. Flowering stems simple, ascending to suberect, 5-25 cm. Stem leaves aggregated toward stem apex; petiole ca. 1.5 cm; leaf blade oblong to elliptic, 3-5 × 1.1-2.5 cm, base attenuate and decurrent, margin 3- or 4-lobed or -cleft; segments sometimes with 1 obtuse serration at margin. Inflorescences dichasia, compact, ca. 2 × 2 cm. Flowers bisexual, unequally 5-merous. Sepals linear or ovate-triangular, ca. 1 mm or (4-)6-8 mm, apex rounded. Petals greenish white, narrowly oblong-ovate, ca. 5 × 1.5 mm, margin entire. Stamens 10, slightly shorter than or equaling petals. Nectar scales oblong, apex truncate to emarginate. Carpels erect, 4-5 mm. Styles ca. 1 mm. Fl. Jun-Sep, fr. Sep-Oct.

Forested slopes, moss-covered tree trunks, rocks, rocky cliffs; 2700-4200 m. S Xizang, NW Yunnan [Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim].


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