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59. Androsace yargongensis Petitmengin, Bull. Herb. Boissier, sér. 2. 8: 367. 1908.

雅江点地梅 ya jiang dian di mei

Androsace mucronifolia Forrest var. stenophylla Handel-Mazzetti; A. mucronifolia var. typica R. Knuth; A. yargongensis Petitmengin var. stenophylla (Handel-Mazzetti) Handel-Mazzetti;.

Herbs perennial, forming dense cushions from regularly branched shoots and crowded leaf rosettes. Shoots 2--4, arising from leaf rosettes of current year, sparsely pilose when young, becoming glabrous and purplish brown, with leaves at apex, internodes (0.5--)1--1.5 cm. Leaf rosettes 3--13 mm in diam. Leaves sessile, only obscurely dimorphic. Outer leaves withered, becoming deep reddish brown in anthesis, linear to ligulate-oblong, (2--)3--5 X 1--1.5 mm, glabrous, margin remotely ciliate, apex obtuse. Inner leaves spatulate-oblanceolate to oblong-spatulate, 5--9 X 1--1.5 mm, glabrous or sparsely hirtellous along abaxially raised midvein, pectinate-ciliate, apex obtuse to acute. Scapes solitary, 0.5--2.5 cm, with spreading or slightly tangled long white hairs and minute glands; umbels 5- or 6-flowered; bracts sometimes purplish, elliptic to oblong, 5--6 X 1.5--2.8 mm, usually conduplicate, sparsely villous and long ciliate. Pedicel 1--3 mm. Calyx ca. 3 mm, parted to middle; lobes ovate to ovate-triangular, sparsely villous and ciliate, apex obtuse. Corolla white or pink, 6--8 mm in diam.; lobes broadly obovate, margin entire or obscurely undulate, apex rounded. Fl. Jun-Jul.

* Moist meadows, grassy gravelly slopes; 3600--4800 m. Gansu, Qinghai, W Sichuan.


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