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74. Arenaria monantha F. N. Williams, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 38: 401. 1909.

山地无心菜 shan di wu xin cai

Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Stems sparsely clustered, 5--6 cm, proximally hairy in 2 lines, distally retrorsely hairy. Leaf blade elliptic-linear, ca. 8 mm, villous abaxially, glabrous adaxially, veins inconspicuous, margin ciliate, apex acute. Flower solitary, erect; bracts in 2 pairs at base of pedicel. Pedicel slender, ± hairy. Sepals 5, elliptic, villous abaxially, veins inconspicuous, base connate, margin membranous, apex acute. Petals 5, white, ovate, ca. 1.5 × as long as sepals, veins impressed, base shortly clawed, apex entire. Floral disc with raised, yellow-green glands. Fl. Aug.

No specimens have been seen by the present authors; the above description is based on the protologue.

* Mountains. S Xizang (near Lhasa Shi).


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