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91. Arenaria auricoma Y. W. Tsui ex L. H. Zhou, Acta Biol. Plateau Sin. 6: 31. 1987.

黄毛无心菜 huang mao wu xin cai

Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, yellowish hairy. Roots conic, robust. Stems densely clustered, ca. 8 cm, villous. Leaf blade ovate, 4--6 × 3--5 mm, thick, both surfaces densely yellowish villous, base rounded or broadly cuneate, apex obtuse; 2 pairs of leaves aggregated at stem apex below cyme. Cymes few to many flowered; bracts leaflike. Pedicel 3--10 mm, densely yellowish hairy. Sepals 5, orbicular-lanceolate, ca. 4 × 1.5 mm, weakly yellowish hairy abaxially, base broadened, margin membranous, apex obtuse. Petals 5, white, obovate, slightly longer than sepals, apex 2-cleft; lobes 3-toothed at apex. Stamens 10, 5 long and 5 short; anthers yellow. Ovary ovoid. Styles 2, linear. Fl. Jul--Aug.

* Mountain sands; 4200--4800 m. NW Yunnan.


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