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46. Androsace wardii W. W. Smith, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 8: 129. 1913.

粗毛点地梅 cu mao dian di mei

Androsace sarmentosa Wallich var. thibetensis Petitmengin.

Herbs perennial, laxly cespitose. Shoot internodes 0.8--1.7 cm. Leaf rosettes 1.5--5.5 cm in diam. with remains of old leaves at base. Leaves dimorphic. Outer leaves sessile, ligulate to ovate, 3--4 X 1--1.2 mm, abaxially with long white hairs, adaxially glabrescent or sparsely short strigillose, apex obtuse. Petiole of inner leaves very short to nearly as long as leaf blade; leaf blade obovate to oblanceolate, 5--15(--20) X 2.5--4 mm, with dense minute bristlelike hairs intermixed with short-stalked glands, ciliolate, base long attenuate, apex obtuse. Scapes 2--4 cm, sparsely spreading white hirtellous; umbels 3--6-flowered; bracts oblong to narrowly elliptic, 2--4 mm, pilose. Pedicel 4--8(--10) mm, densely white hirtellous. Calyx ca. 3 mm, parted to middle; lobes ovate-triangular, densely white hirtellous, apex obtuse. Corolla deep red, 6--8 mm in diam.; lobes broadly obovate, ca. 4 mm wide, slightly emarginate. Fl. Jun-Jul.

* Dry meadows, Rhododendron thickets; 3400--4600 m. SW Sichuan, SE Xizang, NW Yunnan.


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