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Bergenia pacumbis (Buch.-Ham.) C. Y. Wu et J. T. Pan


Description from Flora of China

Saxifraga pacumbis Buchanan-Hamilton ex D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 209. 1825; Bergenia ciliata (Haworth) Sternberg f. ligulata Yeo; B. himalaica A. Borissova; B. ligulata Engler; S. ligulata Wallich (1820), not Murray (1781); S. ligulata var. densiflora Seringe; S. ligulata var. minor Wallich ex de Candolle.

Herbs perennial, ca. 17 cm tall. Rhizomes thick, scaly. Leaves all basal; petiole 3-10 cm or longer, sheathless part ca. 1 cm, sheathing base rigidly ciliate at margin; leaf blade orbicular or broadly ovate to broadly obovate, 7-15 × 6.6-13.2 cm, leathery, both surfaces glabrous, base rounded, margin entire or obscurely crenate, rigidly ciliate, apex obtuse. Inflorescence cymose, ca. 7.5 cm; branches and pedicels sparsely subsessile glandular. Hypanthium sparsely glandular hairy. Sepals spreading, broadly ovate, 3-3.5 mm, leathery, glabrous, veins many, apical margin sometimes sparsely dentate. Petals white or pink, orbicular, ca. 8.5 × 6 mm, veins many, base narrowed into a claw ca. 2 mm, apex obtuse. Stamens ca. 5.5 mm. Ovary ovoid, ca. 4 mm; styles 2, ca. 4 mm. Fl. Jun-Aug. 2n = 34.

Forests, rock crevices; 2300-2400 m. S Xizang, W Yunnan (Lincang Daxue Shan) [Afghanistan, Bhutan, NE India, Kashmir, Nepal, Pakistan, Sikkim].


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