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Anemone vitifolia

Description from Flora of China

Anemone elegans Decaisne; A. matsudae (Yamamoto) Tamura; A. vitifolia var. matsudae Yamamoto; Eriocapitella elegans (Decaisne) Nakai; E. vitifolia (Buchanan-Hamilton ex de Candolle) Nakai.

Caudex branched, erect, 5--10 cm × 8--15 mm. Leaves 2--5 or more; petiole 15--30(--60) cm, pubescent, base sheathing; leaf blade 3--5-lobed, cordate-ovate or orbicular-cordate, 10--20 (--30) × 10--20 cm, abaxially velutinous, adaxially sparsely shortly strigose, base cordate, margin denticulate, apex acute. Scapes 1--3, 50--80(--100) cm, densely or sparsely pubescent; cyme compound, 2- or 3-branched, 3--9-flowered. Involucral bracts 3; petiole 4--7 cm; bract blade similar to that of leaves, 3--5 lobed, 3--7(--12) × 4--8(--15) cm, pubescent. Bracteoles paired, small. Pedicel 4--5(--10) cm, velutinous. Sepals 5(--8), white or purplish, ovate or obovate, 15--20 × 8--15 mm, abaxially velutinous, basal veins 5--9, vein anastomoses more than 10. Stamens 3--4 mm; filament filiform; anther cylindric, ca. 1 mm, apex obtuse. Pistils ca. 400, pubescent. Achene body narrowly ellipsoid or fusiform, 1.5--2.0 × ca. 1 mm, lanate, hairs 5--6 mm; style straight, ca. 1 mm, pubescent. Fl. Jul--Oct.

Sparse woods, grassy slopes, streamsides; 1200--2700 m. SW Sichuan, S Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan, N India, Kashmir, N Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim].


 

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