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Androsace limprichtii Pax et Hoffm.


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Androsace limprichtii Pax & K. Hoffmann var. laxiflora (Petitmengin) Handel-Mazzetti; A. sarmentosa Wallich var. laxiflora Petitmengin.

Herbs perennial, laxly cespitose. Shoots initially white villous, becoming glabrescent, purplish brown; internodes 1--3 cm. Leaves trimorphic. Outer leaves ovate to broadly elliptic, 4--6 mm, membranous on proximal 1/2, glabrescent, apex acute; midvein conspicuous. Medial leaves numerous, sessile, ligulate-spatulate, 4--7 X 1--1.5 mm, white villous on distal 1/2, with especially dense hairs tufted near apex. Petiole of inner leaves ca. as long as to slightly longer than leaf blade; leaf blade elliptic to obovate-elliptic, 20--70 X 5--13 mm, sparsely or densely white villous and short appressed pubescent, base attenuate, apex obtuse. Leaves of sterile rosettes similar to inner leaves, but smaller. Scapes erect, 8--15(--23) cm; umbels (3--)7--17-flowered; bracts elliptic, 2--4 mm. Pedicel 6--12 mm. Calyx ca. 3 mm, parted to middle; lobes narrowly ovate, outside pubescent, more densely so near apex, ciliate, apex obtuse. Corolla white or pink, 8--9 mm in diam.; lobes obovate, margin entire or nearly so. 2n = 20.

* Mountain slopes; 3800--4100 m. W Sichuan, Yunnan.


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