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2. Braya forrestii W. W. Smith, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 8: 119. 1913.

弗氏肉叶荠 fu shi rou ye ji

Braya forrestii var. puberula W. T. Wang.

Herbs densely cespitose, (0.7-)1.5-5.5(-6.5) cm tall, scapose, densely to sparsely pilose with exclusively simple trichomes to 1 mm, rarely glabrous throughout except for petiole margin and leaf apex; caudex densely covered with petiolar remains of previous years, up to 40-branched, unbranched basal portion to 3 cm in diam. Basal leaves rosulate; petiole (2-)4-10(-15) mm, persistent and becoming papery, greatly expanded and to 4 mm wide at base, ciliate; leaf blade linear to linear-oblanceolate, rarely broadly oblanceolate, (0.3-)1-2.8(-3.5) cm × 0.5-2(-4) mm, densely to sparsely pilose, rarely glabrous except for a few trichomes at leaf apex, base attenuate, margin entire, apex obtuse or acute. Scapes spreading or retrosely pilose, leafless. Racemes ebracteate, not elongated and to 8 mm in fruit. Fruiting pedicels ascending, 2-5 mm. Sepals subapically purple, ovate or oblong, 2.5-3 × 1.5-2 mm, glabrous or pubescent, broadly white margined. Petals purple, pink, or white, broadly obovate, 4-6 × 2-3 mm, apex rounded; claw 1.5-2.5 mm. Filaments 2-3 mm; anthers oblong, 0.6-0.8 mm. Ovules 4-8 per ovary. Fruit ovoid, 4-7 × 1.5-3 mm, glabrous or puberulent; style 0.5-1 mm. Seeds ca. 1.7 × 0.9 mm. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Jul-Aug.

Alpine turf and scree, rocky pastures; 3700-5000 m. Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan].


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