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7. Acantholimon lycopodioides (Girard) Boissier in A. de Candolle, Prodr. 12: 632. 1848.

石松彩花 shi song cai hua

Description from Flora of China

Statice lycopodioides Girard, Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot., ser 3, 2: 330. 1844.

Shrublets, densely pulvinate. Cushions 30--100 cm wide. Leaf blade glaucous, linear, (1--)1.5--3 X 0.1--0.2(--0.3) cm, rigid, glabrous, apex shortly awned. Inflorescences unbranched, 3--4(--5) cm, densely pubescent; spikes dense, distichous, with 5--8 spikelets; spikelets 2 or 3 flowered; bracts broadly ovate, 4--5 mm, pubescence very short; first bractlet 6--7 mm, broadly membranous, pubescence very short, apex with a very short awn. Calyx 6--8 mm, funnelform, tube densely velvety between ribs; limb white with red-purple veins, veins pubescent or glabrescent. Corolla pink to pinkish. Fl. Jul-Aug, fr. Aug-Sep.

Rocks and dry slopes; 2500--3000 m or sometimes higher. NW Xinjiang [Afghanistan, India, Kashmir, Pakistan, Tajikistan].


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