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Saxifraga candelabrum Franch.


Description from Flora of China

Hirculus bonatianus (Engler & Irmscher) Losinskaja; H. candelabrum (Franchet) Losinskaja; Saxifraga bonatiana Engler & Irmscher; S. candelabrum var. patentiramea Engler & Irmscher.

Herbs 15-38 cm tall. Stem brown glandular hairy. Basal leaves aggregated into a rosette; leaf blade spatulate to obovate, 1.5-6 cm × 5.3-14 mm, both surfaces and margin brown glandular hairy, margin 3-7-dentate distally. Cauline leaves remote, subspatulate, 1.5-2.7 cm × 5.8-12 mm, both surfaces and margin brown glandular hairy, margin 3-8-dentate. Inflorescence paniculate, 10-14 cm, 19-29-flowered; branches 4.5-9 cm, densely brown glandular hairy, 1-3-flowered; pedicels 0.8-1.5 cm, densely brown glandular hairy. Sepals spreading to reflexed, lanceolate to narrowly ovate, 4-7 × 1.5-2.1 mm, brown glandular hairy abaxially, adaxially distally, and marginally, veins 3-5, confluent into a verruca at apex, apex acute. Petals yellowish, proximally spotted orange or purple, narrowly ovate to suboblong, 5.9-6.1 × 2.3-3.1 mm, 2-callose near base, 3-5-veined, base cordate, with a claw 1-1.3 mm, apex acute. Stamens 3.5-5.5 mm. Ovary superior, subglabrous, 2-4 mm in diam.; styles 1-1.5 mm. Fl. and fr. Jul-Sep.

* Forests, forest margins, alpine meadows, rock crevices; 2000-4200 m. NW Sichuan (Garzê Zangzu Zizhizhou), N Yunnan.


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