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Sanicula petagnioides Hayata


Description from Flora of China

Plants 10–15 cm high. Rootstock short, woody, bearing thinly fibrous roots, sometimes with rhizome or stolons. Stems 1–3, very slender. Basal leaves few; petioles 3–7 cm; blade reniform-orbicular or cordate-pentagonal, 1–2 × 2–3 cm, palmately 3–5-parted or foliolate; central segment broadly obovate or rhombic-obovate, short-petiolate, apex shallowly 3-lobed, sharply serrate, teeth mucronate to spinulose; lateral segments parted to base, trilobulate or entire, base cuneate. Cauline leaves reduced, subsessile, often 3-lobed. Inflorescence terminal, dichotomously branched, umbels 4–8; bracts linear, ca. 1 × 0.5 mm; rays 3–5 mm; umbellules 5–6-flowered. Staminate flowers 4–5 per umbellule, pedicels 1–2 mm; petals white. Fertile flowers 1 per umbellule, sessile; calyx teeth linear-lanceolate, ca. 1 × 0.3 mm; styles ca. 2 mm. Fruit subglobose, 1.5–2 × 1–1.5 mm; ribs bearing spiny crests, furrows smooth; vittae obscure. Fl. and fr. Mar–Oct.

Forests on mountain slopes; 2500–2700 m. Taiwan.


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