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4. Androsace croftii Watt, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 20: 17. 1882.

红毛点地梅 hong mao dian di mei

Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, with reddish multicellular hairs on petioles and scapes. Leaves forming a rosette, numerous; petiole 2--6 cm; leaf blade suborbicular to reniform, 0.8--1.8 cm wide, strigillose, hairs less than 1 mm, base cordate, sinus penetrating to 1/3 of leaf blade, palmately and deeply 7--9 lobed; lobes cuneate-obovate, margin crenate. Scapes 2.5--10 cm; umbels 5- to many flowered; bracts oblong-obovate to lanceolate, 2--4 mm. Pedicel initially very short, elongating to 6 mm at end of anthesis, densely appressed pubescent. Calyx 2.5--3 mm, parted to ± middle, spreading pubescent outside. Corolla pale purple with a yellow eye, ca. 4 mm in diam.; lobes oblong-obovate, margin nearly entire. Fl. May.

Grassy mountain slopes; ca. 2700 m. S Xizang [Nepal, Sikkim].


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