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36. Parnassia deqenensis T. C. Ku, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 7(1): 41. 1987.

德钦梅花草 de qin mei hua cao

Description from Flora of China

Stem usually 1(or 2), 8-20 cm, with 1 leaf near base. Basal leaves 2-4(-6); petiole slender, (1.5-)3.5-6 cm; leaf blade abaxially greenish, adaxially deep green, ovate-cordate, 0.6-1.9 × 0.8-1.3 cm, base cordate or subtruncate, apex obtuse. Cauline leaf sessile, semiamplexicaul, similar to basal ones but smaller, often with a few rusty brown, hairlike appendages at base. Flower ca. 1.2 cm in diam.; hypanthium shortly turbinate. Sepals sparsely purple-brown punctate, oblong-lanceolate, ca. 4 × 1.8 mm, 3-veined, margin entire, apex rounded. Petals white, purple-brown veined, densely purple-brown punctate, obovate, ca. 8 × 4 mm, 3-veined, base attenuate, margin sparsely erose. Anthers ellipsoid, ca. 0.8 mm; filaments (0.6-)4 mm; staminodes flat, ca. 2 mm, stalk ca. 1 × 0.5 mm, lamina ca. 1 mm wide, 3-lobed to middle, lobes oblong. Ovary ovoid; style ca. 1.5 mm; stigma ca. 3-lobed, lobes capitate. Capsule unknown. Fl. Jul-Aug.

* Alpine meadows, grassy slopes; 2900-4200 m. SE Xizang, NW Yunnan.


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