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6. Phaeonychium kashgaricum (Botschantzev) Al-Shehbaz, Nordic J. Bot. 20: 162. 2000.

喀什藏芥 ka shi zang jie

Description from Flora of China

Vvedenskyella kashgarica Botschantzev, Bot. Mater. Gerb. Bot. Inst. Komarova Akad. Nauk SSSR 17: 174. 1955; Christolea kashgarica (Botschantzev) Z. X. An.

Plants 3-15 cm tall; caudex slender, few branched, covered with petiolar remains of previous years. Trichomes simple, rigid, subsetose, to 0.4 mm. Stems erect, simple from caudex, glabrous. Basal leaves rosulate; petiole 0.5-3 cm, ciliate, persistent base becoming papery, expanded and to 2 mm wide at base; leaf blade narrowly oblanceolate or spatulate, 1-3.5 cm × 3-10 mm, glabrous, base attenuate, margin entire, ciliate distally, apex obtuse or subacute. Cauline leaves absent. Racemes 7-18-flowered, ebracteate. Fruiting pedicels ascending, straight or slightly curved, 5-13 mm, glabrous. Sepals oblong or ovate, 3-4 × 1-1.8 mm, subapically hispid, caducous, margin membranous. Petals purple, spatulate, 6-9 × 2.5-4 mm, apex rounded; claw 2-3 mm. Filaments lavender; median pairs 3-3.5 mm; lateral pair 1.5-2.5 mm; anthers oblong, 0.8-1 mm. Ovules 6-10 per ovary. Fruit lanceolate, 2-2.5 cm × 2.5-4 mm, latiseptate, sessile or on gynophore to 1 mm; valves with a distinct midvein, glabrous; style 1-2 mm; stigma capitate, slightly 2-lobed. Mature seeds not seen. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Jun-Jul.

After publication of the family treatment for the Flora of China, this was treated as Solms-laubachia kashgarica (Botschantzev) D. German & Al-Shehbaz (Nordic J. Bot. 28: 649. 2010).

* Slopes; 1800-2400 m. Xinjiang.


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