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28. Potentilla wenchuensis H. Ikeda & H. Ohba in H. Ohba, Himal. Pl. 3: 81. 1999.

汶川委陵菜 wen chuan wei ling cai

Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Flowering stems erect or ascending, 10–15 cm tall, together with petioles appressed villous or sericeous. Radical leaves 10–18 cm including petiole; auricles of stipules connate from base to rounded apex; leaf blade non-interrupted pinnate with 8–10 pairs of leaflets; terminal leaflet lanceolate to narrowly oblong, 5–7 × ca. 2 mm, abaxially densely yellowish sericeous, base decurrent in apical 2 or 3 pairs of leaflets, margin sharply serrate; cauline leaves small; auricles of stipules green, herbaceous, apex incised parted or incised serrate; leaf blade with 1 or 2 pairs of leaflets. Inflorescence compactly pseudoumbellate. Flowers 0.8–1.2 cm in diam.; pedicel 1–1.5 cm. Epicalyx segments oblong to obovate, margin entire. Sepals triangular-ovate, apex obtuse or acute. Petals yellow, elliptic to obovate, apex rounded. Style lateral; stigma slightly dilated. Achenes not seen. Fl. and fr. May–Oct.

Meadows, gravelly slopes; 2000--4000 m. Guizhou, Sichuan.


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