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19. Stellaria tibetica Kurz, Flora. 55: 285. 1872.

西藏繁缕 xi zang fan lu

Description from Flora of China

Herbs annual, densely glandular pubescent. Stems ascending, 7--13 cm tall, somewhat stout, base glabrous. Leaves sessile, oblong-ovate, 1.2--1.8 cm, veins inconspicuous, apex obtuse or acute. Flowers few, axillary or in terminal cymes, ca. 8 mm in diam.; bracts herbaceous. Pedicel shorter to longer than flowers. Sepals 5, elliptic, margin membranous, apex acute. Petals 5, longer or shorter than sepals, 2-cleft to middle. Styles 3, slender. Capsule broadly ovoid, slightly shorter than persistent sepals, 6-valved. Seeds brown, tuberculate.

* Rocky crevices; 3600--5500 m. Xizang.


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