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12. Chrysosplenium carnosum J. D. Hooker & Thomson, J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 2: 73. 1858.

肉质金腰 rou zhi jin yao

Chrysosplenium tibeticum Limpricht.

Herbs 9-10 cm tall. Stolons arising from leaf axils. Stems brown papillose at leaf axils, elsewhere glabrous. Basal leaves absent. Cauline leaves alternate, proximal ones scalelike, ca. 5.2 × 2 mm, distal ones with petiole ca. 3 mm; leaf blade subspatulate to broadly obovate, ca. 8 × 8 mm, both surfaces glabrous, base broadly cuneate, margin ca. 7-crenate, teeth brown 1-verrucose at apex. Cyme 3-5 cm, remotely 7-10-flowered; branches ± brown papillose; bracteal leaves with petiole 1.2-2.2 mm, ± brown papillose at axil, leaf blade broadly ovate, 7-12 × 6-10 mm, both surfaces glabrous, base broadly cuneate, margin 5-9-crenate, teeth brown 1-verrucose at apex. Flowers green; pedicel nearly 7 mm. Sepals erect, broadly orbicular, ca. 1.2 × 1.9-2.2 mm, glabrous, apex subtruncate. Stamens 8, ca. 0.8 mm. Ovary semi-inferior; styles ca. 0.5 mm. Disc obscurely 8-lobed. Capsule 3-4 mm, apex subtruncate, retuse; carpels horizontal, subequal; rostrums shorter. Seeds red-brown, shiny, ovoid, 0.9-1 mm, smooth, glabrous. Fl. and fr. Jul-Aug.

Alpine scrub meadows, alpine rock clefts; 4400-4700 m. W Sichuan, E Xizang [Bhutan, N India, N Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim].


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