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44. Anemone polycarpa W. E. Evans, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 13: 154. 1921.

多果银莲花 duo guo yin lian hua

Description from Flora of China

Anemone obtusiloba D. Don subsp. omalocarpella Brühl; A. obtusiloba subsp. saxicola Brühl; A. rupestris Wallich ex J. D. Hooker & Thomson subsp. polycarpa (W. E. Evans) W. T. Wang; A. saxicola (Brühl) Tamura & Kitamura.

Leaves 5--12; petiole 5--12 cm × ca. 1 mm, sparsely puberulent; leaf blade twice 3-sect, ovate, 3--5 × 2--4 cm, sparsely puberulent, base rounded; central segment petiolulate (petiolule 10--15 mm), 3-parted, broadly ovate; lateral segments petiolulate (petiolule 3--5 mm), 3-lobed, ovate. Scapes 2--5, 5--20 cm, pubescent; cyme 1--3-flowered. Involucral bract blade 3-parted, obovate-rhombic, 1--3 cm, puberulent. Sepals 5 or 6(or 7), reddish white, ovate-elliptic, monomorphic, 7--14 × 4--9 mm, usually sparsely puberulent, basal veins 3--5, vein anastomoses absent. Stamens dark, 3--4 mm; filament linear; anther cylindric. Staminodes absent. Pistils up to 80, long ellipsoid, 3--3.5 mm, villous; style hooked. Achene body fusiform, compressed, 3--4 × ca. 2.5 mm, sparsely puberulent only along central vein, hairs dimorphic: ca. 1 mm and ca. 0.3 mm; ribs ca. 0.1 mm wide; style apically thickened and uncinate, 1--4 × ca. 1.6 mm. Fl. Jun--Sep.

Grassy slopes, among rocks; 3600--4800 m. Sichuan, SE Xizang, NW Yunnan [Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim].


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