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Chinese Plant Names | Family List | Rosaceae | Sibbaldia

Sibbaldia tenuis Hand.-Mazz.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Roots slender, much branched. Rhizome sometimes procumbent and creeping underground. Flowering stems 1.5–6 cm tall, densely pubescent. Radical leaves 1–8.5 cm including petiole; stipules brown, membranous, appressed pilose or subglabrous; petiole appressed pilose; leaf blade 3-foliolate; leaflets sessile, green on both surfaces, elliptic or obovate, 3–15 × 2.5–13 mm, both surfaces appressed pilose, base subrounded or broadly cuneate, margin incised serrate, apex obtuse, rarely subtruncate. Inflorescence corymbose, numerous flowered. Flowers ca. 5 mm in diam. Sepals ovate-triangular, apex acuminate; epicalyx segments lanceolate, slightly shorter than sepals, abaxially appressed pilose, apex acute to acuminate. Petals pink, narrowly oblong, apex obtuse. Stamens 5(or 6), inserted away from broad, 5- or 6-fid disk. Style subterminal. Achenes not seen. Fl. Jun.

Open places in Picea forests, ravines; 2500--3600 m. Gansu, Qinghai, Sichuan.


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