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Androsace selago Klatt


Description from Flora of China

Plants perennial, forming compact moundlike cushions. Shoots columnar, tightly packed, densely and uniformly with overlapping leaves, ca. 3 mm in diam. Leaves sessile, nearly equal, linear to cuneate-obovate, 2--3 X 0.8--1.2 mm, membranous and glabrous on proximal 1/2, ± thickened and sericeous on distal 1/2, apex ± incurved, acute to subacuminate. Scapes solitary, 2.5--7 mm, sparsely villous, 1- or 2-flowered; bracts linear, slightly shorter than flowers, inserted slightly below calyx. Flowers sessile. Calyx 2.5--3 mm, parted below middle; lobes oblong, villous outside, apex obtuse. Corolla purple, 2--3 mm in diam.; lobes obovate-oblong, apex obtuse. Fl. Jun.

Dry mountain slopes; 3600--5000 m. Xizang [Bhutan, India, Sikkim].


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