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Coelopleurum saxatile (Turcz.) Drude


Description from Flora of China

Angelica saxatilis Turczaninow ex Ledebour, Fl. Ross. 2: 296. 1844; A. gmelinii (de Candolle) Pimenov subsp. saxatilis (Turczaninow ex Ledebour) Voroschilov; Coelopleurum alpinum Kitagawa; Physolophium saxatile (Turczaninow ex Ledebour) Turczaninow.

Plants 60–80 cm. Root brown, cylindric, ca. 2 cm thick. Stem purplish-green, sparsely pubescent, little-branched above, thin-ribbed. Basal and lower leaves long-petiolate, deciduous. Middle leaves short petiolate, sheaths broad-membranous; blade 2–3-ternate-pinnate; leaflets subsessile, rhombic-ovate or oblique-ovate, up to 7 × 4 cm, base cuneate or subrounded, margin coarse-serrate, apex acuminate, glabrous. Umbels 5–9 cm across; bracts absent; rays 20–27, 3–4.5 cm, densely pubescent; bracteoles 7–8, linear, ciliate, much longer than pedicels; pedicels 20–30, hispidulous. Fruit ellipsoid, 4–5 × 2–3 mm; vittae 1 in each furrow, 2 on commissure. Fl. Jul–Aug, fr. Aug–Sep. n = 14*.

This species differs from Coelopleurum gmelinii (de Candolle) Ledebour, from Russia (Kamchatka and Siberia), in having fruit with broad intervals and few vittae.

Damp forests, ravines, steep slopes, grasslands; above 1900 m. Jilin (Changbai Shan) [Korea, Russia].


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