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39. Stellaria dianthifolia F. N. Williams, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 38: 396. 1908.

石竹叶繁缕 shi zhu ye fan lu

Description from Flora of China

Stellaria yunnanensis Franchet f. villosa C. Y. Wu ex P. Ke.

Herbs perennial, pinkish green, glabrous or sparsely pubescent. Stems diffuse or ascending, (5--)10--40 cm tall, slender, simple or apically branched. Leaves linear, (1--)1.6--4.5 cm × 2--4 mm, midvein conspicuous, abaxially densely pubescent, basal ones with margin ciliate, apex acuminate. Flowers 6--9, in terminal and sparse dichotomous cymes; bracts linear, margin membranous, apex acute. Pedicel 1.2--1.4 cm. Sepals 5, lanceolate-linear, 6--7 mm, 3-veined, margin narrowly membranous, apex acuminate. Petals 5, 2-cleft nearly to base; lobes narrow. Capsule ovoid-orbicular. Seeds brown, minute, compressed, auriculate, rugulose, with granular protuberances. Fl. Jun--Jul, fr. Aug--Sep.

* Forests; (3200--)3400--3800(--4400) m. Gansu, Qinghai, Sichuan, Xizang.


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