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58. Androsace brachystegia Handel-Mazzetti, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 15: 285. 1927.

玉门点地梅 yu men dian di mei

Herbs perennial, laxly cespitose. Shoots deep reddish brown, glabrous or sparsely short whitish pubescent, internodes 0.4--2 cm. Leaf rosettes 7--10 mm in diam. Leaves sessile, obscurely dimorphic. Outer leaves narrowly ligulate, 2--3 X 1--1.5 mm, ciliate, scarious and whitish when dry, apex obtuse to acute. Inner leaves elliptic to elliptic-oblanceolate, 2.5--8 X 1--1.5(--2) mm, long ciliate, abaxially glabrous or sparsely pubescent near apex, adaxially glabrous, margin slightly thickened, apex obtuse. Scapes solitary, 0.4--4 cm; umbels 1--3-flowered, scapes and umbels sparsely white hirtellous and minutely glandular; bracts ovate or ovate-oblong, ca. 3 mm, ciliate, base slightly gibbous, apex obtuse. Pedicel 2.5--9 mm. Calyx 3--3.5 mm, parted to middle or slightly below; lobes usually purplish, ovate to broadly ovate, densely ciliate, apex obtuse. Corolla white or pink, 6--9 mm in diam.; lobes obovate, margin entire or obscurely undulate, apex rounded. Fl. Jun.

* Shaded grassy slopes; 4000--4600 m. Gansu, Qinghai, NW Sichuan.


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