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Cortiella caespitosa Shan et Sheh


Description from Flora of China

Leaf rachis and petioles short, flattened, glabrous; blade oblong, 2-pinnate-or-pinnatisect; ultimate segments obovate, 3–6 × 2–3 mm, 3-lobed, thick-papery, sessile, apex rounded. Bracts 2–4, foliaceous, pinnate; bracteoles 4–8, linear, 3–5 × ca. 0.3 mm, entire; rays and pedicels thick, pedicels dilated at tip. Petals white or purplish tinged, ovate or elliptic, apex acute, slightly incurved, costa purplish-brown, very conspicuous.; styles ca. 2 mm in fruit, divergent or slightly recurved. Fruit yellowish white, oblong-globose, ca. 6 × 5.5 mm, ribs all broadly corky-winged, wings 1–1.2 mm wide. Fl. and fr. Aug–Oct.

Gravelly slopes in grasslands; 4900–5200 m. Xizang (Nyêmo, Tingri).


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