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Rhodiola sacra (Prain ex Hamet) S. H. Fu


Description from Flora of China

Main root branched, thick. Caudex short. Caudex leaves scalelike, lanceolate-triangular. Flowering stems few or numerous, simple, erect, straw-colored, 8-16 cm, finely mammillate with age. Stem leaves alternate, evenly distributed, shortly petiolate; leaf blade obovate-oblong to obovate, 8-11 × 4-6 mm, glabrous or sparsely villous, base cuneate, margin with 4 or 5 dentate lobes on each side, apex obtuse to acute. Inflorescences corymbiform, few flowered. Flowers bisexual, unequally 5-merous. Sepals narrowly lanceolate-triangular, 3.5-5 × ca. 1.2 mm. Petals white, narrowly oblong, 10-11 × 1.2-2 mm, margin entire or somewhat erose. Stamens 10, ca. 10 mm; filaments yellowish; anthers purple. Nectar scales subquadrangular, base somewhat narrowed, apex slightly dilated, rounded to subretuse. Carpels narrowly lanceolate, ca. 5.5 mm. Follicles erect, ca. 6 mm. Seeds brown, oblong-lanceolate. Fl. Aug-Sep, fr. Sep.

Grassland slopes, rock crevices on slopes; 2700-5000 m. SE Qinghai, Xizang [Nepal].


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