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Bergenia stracheyi (Hook. f. et Thoms.) Engl.


Description from Flora of China

Saxifraga stracheyi J. D. Hooker & Thomson, J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 2: 61. 1858; S. milesii Baker.

Herbs perennial, ca. 20 cm tall. Rhizomes thick. Leaves all basal; petiole 1-1.8 cm, sheathless part to 1 cm, sheathing base rigidly ciliate at distal margin; leaf blade obovate, 7-7.5 × 4.2-4.6 cm, both surfaces glabrous, base cuneate or rounded, margin serrate or doubly so, rigidly ciliate, apex obtuse. Inflorescence cymose, 5-8 cm; branches and pedicels long glandular hairy. Hypanthium glandular hairy. Sepals subovate, 5-6 × 3.5-4 mm, fleshy, abaxially glandular hairy, veins many, not confluent at apex, margin denticulate-ciliate. Petals red, subspatulate, ca. 9.5 × 4-5 mm, base gradually narrowed into a claw 2-3 mm, apex obtuse. Stamens 6-7 mm. Ovary ovoid, ca. 6 mm; styles 2, ca. 7 mm. Fl. Jun-Oct. 2n = 34.

Forests, rock crevices; 3900-4500 m. SW Xizang [E Afghanistan, N India, Kashmir, Nepal, W Pakistan, Tajikistan].


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