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53. Androsace ciliifolia Ludlow, Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. London (Bot.). 2: 76. 1956.

睫毛点地梅 jie mao dian di mei

Herbs perennial, forming compact moundlike cushions from branched caudex. Shoots columnar, with dense overlapping leaves of superimposed leaf rosettes, 2.5--4 mm in diam. Leaves nearly equal, sessile, oblong to ligulate, 2--5 X 1--1.2, glabrous or nearly so, margin incurved and fimbriate-ciliate, apex obtuse to subrounded. Scapes obsolescent; bracts 1 or 2, lanceolate, slightly shorter than calyx, short ciliate, hyaline margined. Flowers solitary, in leaf rosettes of current year. Pedicel concealed by leaves. Calyx ca. 2.5 mm, parted to middle or slightly below; lobes lanceolate to oblong, ciliate, apex obtuse. Corolla white, ca. 5 mm in diam.; lobes obovate to broadly obovate, apex rounded. Fl. Jun.

Dry meadows, mountain ridges; 4000--4500 m. S Xizang [Nepal].


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