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Potentilla peduncularis D. Don


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, rhizomatous. Rhizomes prostrate, robust, terete. Flowering stems 10–35 cm tall, together with petioles appressed villous or sericeous. Radical leaves 2.5–25 cm including petiole; auricles of stipules membranous, connate from base to rounded apex; leaf blade non-interrupted pinnate with 10–21 pairs of leaflets; terminal leaflet narrowly or broadly ovate, narrowly obovate, ovate-lanceolate, oblong-lanceolate, or oblong, 0.5–3 × 0.3–1.5 cm, both surfaces densely silvery sericeous or adaxially only sparsely so, base decurrent on apical 2 or 3 pairs of leaflets, margin sharply or bluntly serrate or apex dentate; cauline leaves small; auricles of stipules herbaceous, margin incised parted or incised serrate; leaf blade with 1 or 2 pairs of leaflets. Inflorescence corymbose-cymose. Flowers 1–3.5 cm in diam.; pedicel 1–3.5 cm. Sepals triangular-ovate; epicalyx segments oblong to elliptic-lanceolate, margin entire or 2–4-parted. Petals yellow, broadly elliptic to obovate, apex rounded or retuse. Style lateral. Achenes not seen. Fl. and fr. May–Oct.

Forests, alpine meadows, gravelly slopes; 3000--4800 m. Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan, NW India, Nepal, Sikkim].


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