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Alchemilla japonica Nakai et Hara


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, 10–30 cm tall. Rhizome thick, fleshy, woody. Stems solitary or tufted, decumbent to erect, densely white villous. Radical leaves: stipules brown, membranous, abaxially villous; petiole 3–15 cm, densely spreading villous; leaf blade cordate-orbicular, 2–3 × 3–7 cm, both surfaces sparsely pilose, more densely so on veins, base deeply cordate, sinus narrow, sometimes with 2 lobes meeting, margin 7–9-lobed and serrulate; cauline leaves shortly petiolate or subsessile; stipules connate at base, abaxially villous, margin serrate; leaf blade small. Inflorescences densely corymbose-cymose. Flowers 3–4 mm in diam.; pedicel 2–3 mm, glabrous or subglabrous. Hypanthium abaxially densely or sparsely villous. Sepals yellow-green, triangular-ovate, 1–1.5 mm, slightly larger than epicalyx segments, abaxially sparsely pilose; epicalyx segments oblong-lanceolate. Stamens nearly 1/2 as long as sepals. Style filiform, slightly longer than stamens. Achene included in membranous receptacle, ovoid, ca. 1.5 mm, glabrous, apex subacute.

Alpine grasslands; 2500--3500 m. Gansu, Nei Mongol, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Sichuan Xinjiang [Japan].


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