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30. Potentilla gombalana Handel-Mazzetti, Acta Horti Gothob. 13: 324. 1939.

川边委陵菜 chuan bian wei ling cai

Herbs perennial, stoloniferous. Stems prostrate, together with petioles appressed pilose. Radical leaves 13–25 cm including petiole; auricles of stipules of radical leaves connate from base to rounded apex; leaf blade interrupted pinnate with 9–12 pairs of leaflets; terminal leaflet oblong-elliptic or ovate-lanceolate, 1.5–4 × 0.5–1.5 cm, abaxially densely sericeous, base decurrent in apical pair of leaflets, margin incised serrate, teeth hairy at apex; cauline leaves resembling radical ones but reduced; auricles of stipules (on prostrate stems) broad, membranous, base sheathing, apex slightly parted or entire; leaf blade 3–5-foliolate. Flowers 1 or 2, ca. 3 cm in diam.; pedicel 5–6 cm, appressed pilose. Sepals broadly triangular-ovate; epicalyx segments narrowly lanceolate, appressed pilose, apex acuminate. Petals yellow, broadly obovate, apex rounded or emarginate. Style lateral; stigma slightly dilated. Achenes not seen. Fl. Jul.

Forest margins; ca. 3700 m. Sichuan (Kangding Xian, Yulingong).


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