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Potentilla conferta Bge.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Roots terete, woody. Flowering stems erect, ascending, or low and spreading, 4–45 cm tall, together with petioles pubescent and spreading white sericeous-villous, hairs to 4 mm. Radical leaves 2–20 cm including petiole; stipules brown, submembranous, abaxially white sericeous-villous; leaf blade pinnate with 3–6 pairs of leaflets; leaflets opposite or alternate, at intervals of 3–5 mm, lanceolate or oblong-elliptic, 1–5 × 0.5–2 cm, abaxially canescent tomentose, spreading white sericeous or villous on veins, adaxially appressed pubescent, pilose, or glabrescent, margin revolute, sometimes inconspicuously so, pinnatifid or pinnately parted, apex obtuse or ligulate; segments usually triangular-oblong, triangular-lanceolate, or fasciated oblong, often dilated at base; cauline leaves resembling radical ones but with fewer leaflets; stipules green, herbaceous, margin dentate-lobed or not, apex acuminate. Inflorescence cymose, 3- to many flowered. Flowers 1–1.5 cm in diam.; pedicel 1–2.5 cm, densely pubescent. Sepals triangular-ovate or elliptic, apex acute or acuminate; epicalyx segments lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, slightly shorter than sepals, markedly dilated in fruit, apex obtuse or acute. Petals yellow, obovate, slightly longer than sepals, apex rounded or emarginate. Style conic, base thickened; stigma slightly dilated. Achenes ovoid or hemispheric, ca. 1 mm in diam., rugose, rarely inconspicuously so. Fl. and fr. Jun–Sep.

Thickets, meadows on mountain slopes, ravines, field margins; below 3500 m. Gansu, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Nei Mongol, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan [Mongolia, Russia].


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