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5. Arenaria subgen. Solitaria McNeill, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 24: 128. 1962.

单花亚属 dan hua ya shu

Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Stems clustered, short. Leaves lanceolate to ovate-orbicular, base narrowed, margin usually slightly hard, cartilaginous. Flowers solitary, rarely paired, terminal, showy. Sepals elliptic or lanceolate to narrowly orbicular, margin membranous, usually cartilaginous, apex acute. Petals white, pink, or violet, obovate to obovate-elliptic.

Six species: Asia; six species (two endemic) in China.


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