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Potentilla granulosa Yu et Li


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Roots robust, terete. Flowering stems erect or ascending, 10–20 cm tall, together with petioles pilose, pubescent, and glandular hairy. Radical leaves 4–10 cm including petiole; stipules dark brown, membranous, abaxially pilose, pubescent, and glandular; leaf blade pinnate with 4–8 pairs of leaflets; leaflets opposite or alternate, at intervals of 3–8 mm, elliptic, oblong, or oblong-lanceolate, usually 1–2 × 0.5–1 cm, abaxially pubescent and glandular, adaxially pilose and granular glandular, base ± decurrent and adnate to rachis in apical 2 or 3 pairs of leaflets, margin pinnately parted nearly to midvein; segments fasciated, apex obtuse; cauline leaves resembling radical ones but leaflets reduced to 2 pairs in upper leaves; stipules green, herbaceous, abaxially pilose and glandular, margin entire or 1- or 2-fid, apex acuminate. Inflorescence laxly corymbose-cymose. Flowers ca. 1.5 cm in diam.; pedicel 1–3.5 cm, pubescent and glandular. Sepals triangular-ovate, apex acute; epicalyx segments elliptic-lanceolate, shorter than or nearly equaling sepals, pilose and granular glandular, apex obtuse or acute. Petals yellow, broadly obovate, 0.5–1 × as long as sepals, apex emarginate. Stamens ca. 20. Carpels numerous; style thickened at base; stigma dilated. Achenes not seen. Fl. and fr. Jul–Aug.

This species is used medicinally.

Alpine meadows; 3400--4200 m. Sichuan, Xizang.


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Flora of China  
  • Flora of China Illustrations vol. 9, fig. 128, 1-2
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