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71. Androsace integra (Maximowicz) Handel-Mazzetti, Acta Horti Gothob. 2: 112. 1926.

石莲叶点地梅 shi lian ye dian di mei

Androsace aizoon Duby var. integra Maximowicz, Bull. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Petersbourg, Ser. 3, 32: 501. 1888; A. aizoon var. purpurea Pax & K. Hoffmann; A. aizoon var. rosea Pax & K. Hoffmann; A. bulleyana Forrest var. purpurea Handel-Mazzetti.

Herbs biennial or annual. Leaf rosettes usually solitary, 2.5--6 cm in diam. Leaves sessile, spatulate, 1.5--4 mm, 3--7 mm wide distally, tapering to base, initially ± strigillose, becoming glabrous, margin cartilaginous and pectinate-ciliate, apex subrounded and mucronate. Scapes 2 to many, (3--)10--15 cm, hirtellous-villous; umbels many flowered; bracts lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, rarely narrowly elliptic, 4--6 mm, sparsely hirsute and ciliate. Pedicels unequal, 4--7 mm at beginning of anthesis, elongating to 3 cm in fruit, with dense tangled hairs. Calyx 4--4.5 mm, densely short bristly, ± furrowed in fruit, parted nearly to middle; lobes triangular, densely ciliate, apex acute; midvein slightly raised. Corolla purple or pink, ca. 6 mm in diam.; lobes obovate to obovate-orbicular, margin entire or slightly emarginate, apex rounded. Fl. Apr-Jun.

* Open dry mountain slopes, gravelly sites, open woodlands; 2500--3000 m. SE Qinghai, W Sichuan, NE Xizang, NW Yunnan.


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