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47. Androsace zayulensis Handel-Mazzetti, J. Bot. 76: 282. 1938.

察隅点地梅 cha yu dian di mei

Herbs perennial, forming compact cushions ca. 10 cm tall, consisting of many tightly aggregated leaf rosettes. Leaf rosettes of current year ca. 1 cm in diam., superimposed on old rosettes or with short intervals imbetween. Leaves sessile or subsessile, densely minutely hirtellous, obscurely dimorphic. Outer leaves ligulate, ca. 3 mm, ciliate, apex obtuse. Inner leaves rhomboid to narrowly elliptic, 5--6 X 2--2.5 mm, base slightly dilated, apex obtuse; midvein wide, conspicuously raised. Scapes 5--6 mm; umbels 2--4-flowered, scapes and umbels densely hirtellous; bracts linear-oblong, ca. 3 mm. Pedicel arcuately ascending in fruit, 3--5 mm. Calyx ca. 3 mm, parted slightly below middle; lobes ovate-oblong, apex obtuse. Corolla purple(?), ca. 4 mm in diam.; lobes subrectangular-obovate, slightly emarginate.

* Exposed limestone cliffs; 3700--4000 m. E Xizang (Zayü Xian).


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