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10. Cerastium baischanense Y. C. Chu, Fl. Pl. Herb. Chin. Bor.-Orient. 3: 227. 1975.

长白卷耳 chang bai juan er

Herbs perennial, 6--20 cm tall, densely pubescent. Stems caespitose, ascending, slender. Proximal leaves oblanceolate, small, pilose, base attenuate into a short petiole, apex acute; middle and distal leaves lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, larger, 1.3--2 cm × 2--4 mm, midvein conspicuous, base cuneate, apex acute; leaf axils with dwarf, sterile shoots. Cyme terminal, 3--5-flowered; bracts leaflike, broadly lanceolate, pilose, apex acute. Pedicel 4--15 mm, densely spreading hairy. Sepals oblong-lanceolate or suboblong, 4--5 mm, abaxially pilose, margin membranous, apex obtuse. Petals white, oblong-obovate, 5--5.5 × 2--2.5 mm, slightly longer than sepals, 2-lobed for 1/5--1/4 their length. Stamens 10, shorter than petals. Styles 5. Capsule cylindric, 8--10 mm, 10-toothed, teeth erect. Seeds broadly ovoid, slightly compressed, tuberculate. Fl. Jun--Aug, fr. Jul--Aug.

* Alpine tundra, moist stony slopes, near hot springs; ca. 1700 m. S Jilin (Changbai Shan).


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