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Potentilla crenulata Yu et Li


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Roots terete. Flowering stems ascending, ca. 15 cm tall, together with petioles spreading villous and pubescent. Radical leaves 3–5 cm including petiole; stipules brown, membranous, abaxially villous; leaf blade pinnate with 2 pairs of leaflets; leaflets opposite, at intervals of 5–8 mm, sessile, obovate or oblong, apical 3 large, abaxially densely spreading white villous, adaxially appressed pilose, base cuneate, margin obtusely serrulate, apex obtuse; cauline leaves: stipules green, herbaceous, abaxially densely pubescent and villous, margin entire or 2- or 3-serrate; leaf blade 3-foliolate; leaflets resembling apical 3 of radical leaves. Inflorescence laxly cymose. Flowers 1–1.6 cm in diam.; pedicel 0.5–1.5 cm, densely pubescent. Sepals triangular-ovate, apex acute to acuminate; epicalyx segments elliptic, shorter than sepals, abaxially villous and pubescent, apex obtuse or acute. Petals yellow, obovate, nearly 2 × as long as sepals, apex emarginate. Stamens ca. 20. Style subterminal, base thickened; stigma not dilated. Achenes not seen.

Meadows, sandy mountain slopes; ca. 2800 m. Yunnan.


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Flora of China  
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