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Hylotelephium verticillatum (Linn.) H. Ohba


Description from Flora of China

Sedum verticillatum Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 430. 1753, not (J. D. Hooker & Thomson) Raymond-Hamet (1912); S. telephium Linnaeus f. verticillatum (Linnaeus) Fröderström; S. telephium subsp. verticillatum (Linnaeus) Fröderström.

Roots slender, fibrous. Stem simple, erect, 0.4-2 m. Leaves mostly (4 or)5-verticillate, basal ones usually 3-verticillate or opposite, petiolate, longer than internodes; leaf blade abaxially usually glaucous, oblong-lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, 4-8 × 2.5-3.5 cm, base cuneate, margin few dentate, apex acute, tip obtuse. Cyme subglobose, 2-6 cm wide, densely flowered; bracts ovate. Flowers pedicellate. Sepals triangular-ovate, 0.5-1 mm, base subconnate. Petals free, greenish to yellowish white, oblong-elliptic, 3.5-5 mm, base attenuate, apex acute. Antesepalous stamens slightly longer than petals; epipetalous ones slightly shorter than petals. Nectar scales linear-cuneate, apex emarginate. Carpels shortly stipitate, obovoid to oblong, 2.5-5 mm. Styles short. Seeds brownish, narrowly ovoid. Fl. Jul-Aug, fr. Sep.

This species is used medicinally.

Grassland slopes, shady moist places on sides of ravines; 900-2900 m. Anhui, Gansu, Henan, Hubei, Jilin, Liaoning, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang [Japan, Korea, Russia].


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