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Anemone tetrasepala Royle


Description from Flora of China

Anemonastrum tetrasepalum (Royle) Holub.

Leaves 3--7; petiole 15--30(--40) cm, puberulent or glabrescent; leaf blade deeply 5-lobed, reniform or cordate-reniform, 8--15 × 10--20 cm, leathery, abaxially appressed pubescent usually along veins, adaxially sparsely pubescent, base cordate; central segment 3-cleft, broadly rhombic, lobes with a few acute lobules or teeth; lateral segments unequally 2-parted, obliquely flabellate. Scapes 1 or 2, 25--50(--60) cm, sparsely puberulent; cyme compound, 2- or 3-branched, 7--15-flowered. Involucral bracts 2--4(or 5), 3-parted or 3-lobed, 4--8 cm, leathery, densely pubescent. Bracteoles 3-lobed or undivided, lanceolate, 1.5--2 cm. Pedicel 4--10 cm, pubescent. Sepals 4(or 5), white, obovate-oblong, 12--20 × 6--12 mm, glabrous, basal veins 5--7(--9), vein anastomoses 3--5(--7), base narrowed. Stamens 4--6 mm; filament slightly dilated; anther narrowly ellipsoid. Ovary ovoid, 3--4 mm; style curved, glabrous. Achene body ovoid, obovoid, or cylindric, 7--10 × 4--5 mm, glabrous, base narrowed; wings 1--1.3 mm wide; style hooked, 1.5--2 mm.

Abies forests; 2400--3100 m. S and W Xizang [Afghanistan, Kashmir, NW India, Pakistan].


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