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2. Lepyrodiclis stellarioides Schrenk ex Fischer & C. A. Meyer, Enum. Pl. Nov. 1: 93. 1841.

繁缕薄蒴草 fan lu bao shuo cao

Description from Flora of China

Arenaria holosteoides (C. A. Meyer) Edgeworth var. stellarioides (Schrenk ex Fischer & C. A. Meyer) F. N. Williams; L. holosteoides (C. A. Meyer) Fenzl ex Fischer & C. A. Meyer var. stellarioides (Schrenk ex Fischer & C. A. Meyer) Kozhevnikov.

Stems ascending or procumbent, 10--60 cm tall, branched. Leaves linear-lanceolate, 2--5 × ca. 1 cm, base attenuate, apex acuminate. Panicle of cymes spreading. Sepals linear-lanceolate, 4--8 mm, glandular pubescent, margin membranous, apex acuminate. Petals reddish, oblanceolate, apex emarginate. Ovary ovoid; styles 2. Capsule globose, ca. 5 mm, longer than sepals. Seeds brown, reniform. Fl. Jun--Aug, fr. Aug--Oct. 2n = 68.

Kozhevnikov (Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 22: 97. 1985) considered this species to be a variety of Lepyrodiclis holosteoides .

Mountain slope grasslands, scrub; 1900--3500 m. Xinjiang [Afghanistan, Kazakhstan; SW and C Asia].


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