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Saxifraga hirculoides Decne.


Description from Flora of China

Saxifraga hirculus Linnaeus var. hirculoides (Decaisne) C. B. Clarke; S. tanggulaensis J. T. Pan.

Herbs perennial, 1.3-15(-30) cm tall. Stem simple, brown crisped villous. Basal leaves with petiole 0.7-1.6 cm, brown crisped villous; leaf blade ovate to narrowly elliptic, 7.5-9 × 3.5-3.6 mm, margin brown crisped villous. Cauline leaves 3-6, shortly petiolate proximally on stem, sessile distally on stem; leaf blade oblong, 5.5-7.5 × 1.3-2.5 mm, margin brown crisped villous only proximally. Flower solitary; pedicel 3-4 mm, brown crisped villous, sometimes sparsely so. Sepals erect, broadly ovate to broadly elliptic, 2.4-3 × 2.2-2.5 mm, veins 4-7, not confluent at apex, margin crisped villous. Petals yellow, elliptic or ovate to obovate, 3.5-6 × 2-3.3 mm, not callose, 4-7-veined, base with a claw 0.2-0.6 mm, apex obtuse. Stamens 3-3.5 mm. Ovary subsuperior, ovoid, 3-4.4 mm; styles 1.4-1.5 mm. Fl. and fr. Jul-Sep.

Alpine meadows, rock crevices; 4000-5600 m. SW Qinghai (Tanggula Shan), Xizang [N India, Kashmir, Mongolia, Nepal].


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