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Parnassia laxmannii Pallas ex Schultes, Syst. Veg. 6.696. 1820. Losinsk, l.c. 219; S. Kitamura, l.c.

  • Parnassia ovata auct. non Ledeb.: C.B. Clarke

    Plants 10-20 cm tall. Leaves l.3-4 cm long, 1.2-2.8 cm broad, ovate or ovate oblong, with cordate base, obtuse. Scape monophyllous in the lower half portion. Flower l.3-l.5 cm in diameter. Calyx tube c. 2 mm long, lobes 3-5 mm long, 2.5-3 mm broad, oblong, ovate, linear or lanceolate, acute. Petals c.1 cm long, 0.5 cm broad, spathulate, 5 nerved, obtuse somewhat acute, entire or slightly fimbriate. Staminodes broadly dilated upwards, 3-lobed. Capsule obconic below, subhemispheric above. Testa not lax.

    Fl. Per.: July-August.

    Type: Described from Altai Mts.

    Distribution: N.E. Afghanistan, Karakoram, C. Asia, Himalayas, S. Siberia, Tibet, Mongolia and W. China.

    Frequently occurs in wet places in the N.W. Himalayas from 2300 m.


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