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Potentilla leuconota D. Don


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Flowering stems 10–45 cm tall, together with petioles appressed or slightly spreading villous. Radical leaves 2.5–25 cm including petiole; auricles of stipules connate from base to middle, apex acute; leaf blade interrupted (rarely non-interrupted) pinnate with 6–18 pairs of leaflets; terminal leaflet ovate to elliptic, or oblong, 0.5–3 × 0.3–1.5 cm, abaxially densely appressed silvery or yellowish sericeous, or sparsely strigose, base decurrent in apical 2 or 3 pairs of leaflets, margin 4- to many serrate, teeth acute or acuminate; cauline leaves 1 or 2, resembling radical ones; auricles of stipules herbaceous, margin lacerate or parted. Inflorescence compactly pseudoumbellate, with leaflike involucre. Flowers 5–8 mm in diam.; pedicel 1.5–2 cm, densely appressed white villous. Epicalyx segments lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, abaxially densely white villous. Petals yellow, obovate, apex rounded. Style lateral. Achenes not seen. Fl. and fr. May–Nov.

Forests, meadows on mountain slopes, stream banks, cliffs; 2200--4600 m. Hubei, Sichuan, Taiwan, Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim].


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