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38. Rhodiola purpureoviridis (Praeger) S. H. Fu, Acta Phytotax. Sin., Addit. 1: 125. 1965.

紫绿红景天 zi lu hong jing tian

Caudex branched, erect, to 2 cm in diam. Caudex leaves scalelike, triangular to subtriangular. Flowering stems few, erect, (10-)12-40 cm, densely glandular hairy. Stem leaves numerous, alternate, sessile, narrowly oblong-lanceolate-elliptic, narrowly ovate, or ovate, 1-6 × 0.3-1 cm, glabrous or abaxially glandular hairy, midvein conspicuous, base rounded or subcordate, margin remotely dentate and often revolute, apex rounded, obtuse, or subacute. Inflorescences corymbiform-umbellate, many flowered, bracteate. Flowers bisexual or unisexual (plants hermaphroditic, dioecious, or rarely gynodioecious), male ones unequally 5-merous; pedicel long, glandular. Sepals linear-lanceolate, 1-2.5 mm. Petals greenish or reddish, linear-oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, 3-4 mm. Stamens 10, 2.5-3.5 mm; filaments purple; anthers globose. Nectar scales oblong-cuneate, apex emarginate. Carpels erect, lanceolate, 2-3 mm. Follicles ca. 6 mm, apical beak recurved. Fl. Jul-Aug.

* Forests or forest margins, grassland near streams, stony places on grassy slopes; 2500-4100 m. W Sichuan, S Xizang, NW Yunnan.

1 Stem leaves narrowly oblong-lanceolate, 2.5-6 × 0.3-1 cm, abaxially glandular hairy, base rounded; flowering stems 15-40 cm; flowers unisexual (plants dioecious); petals greenish, linear-oblanceolate   38a subsp. purpureoviridis
+ Stem leaves elliptic, narrowly ovate, or ovate, 1-2 × 0.4-0.7 cm, glabrous, base subcordate; flowering stems (10-)12-20(-22) cm; flowers bisexual or rarely female (plants hermaphroditic or rarely gynodioecious); petals reddish, narrowly obovate   38b subsp. phariensis

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