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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 6 | Ranunculaceae | Trollius

6. Trollius micranthus Handel-Mazzetti, Symb. Sin. 7: 268. 1931.

小花金莲花 xiao hua jin lian hua

Stems more than 5 cm tall, to 24 cm at fruiting, simple or 1-branched at base. Basal leaves 4 or 5; petiole 1.2--3.5 cm, base narrowly sheathed; leaf blade not green when dried, pentagonal, 0.8--1.5 × 1.3--3.5 cm, base cordate, 3-sect; central segment broadly rhombic or cuneate, 3-lobed, margin with several teeth or entire; lateral segments obliquely flabellate, 2-fid. Subbasal cauline leaves similar to basal ones. Flower solitary, 1.2--1.5 cm in diam. Sepals 5, yellow, tinged with purple when dried, 5--8 mm, narrowly obovate or oblong, apex obtuse, persistent. Petals shorter than stamens, 2--3 mm. Stamens 3.5--5 mm. Follicles ca. 7, subequaling sepals, 5--8 × ca. 2 mm; persistent style erect, ca. 0.7 mm. Seeds ellipsoid-globose, ca. 1 mm, smooth. Fl. Jun, fr. Aug.

* Grassy slopes; 3900--4200 m. E Xizang (Mêdog Xian), NW Yunnan (Dêqên Xian).


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