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Rhodiola kansuensis (Frod.) S. H. Fu


Description from Flora of China

Sedum semenovii (Regel & Herder) Masters var. kansuense Fröderström, Oesterr. Bot. Z. 87: 120. 1938.

Main roots brown, straight. Caudex erect, clustered, slightly enlarged; persistent old flowering stems few. Caudex leaves scalelike, suboblong, apex obtuse. Sterile stems 2-3 cm, densely leafy. Flowering stems few, tufted, 7-8 cm. Stem leaves narrowly linear, less than 10 mm. Inflorescences corymbiform, dense. Flowers bisexual, pedicellate or sessile, unequally 5-merous. Sepals linear, ca. 3.8 mm, apex acuminate. Petals oblong, 6-6.5 mm, apex galeate and mucronate. Stamens 10; antesepalous ones ca. 4.5 mm; antepetalous ones ca. 2.2 mm, inserted ca. 2 mm from petal base; anthers ca. 0.8-0.9 mm. Carpels erect. Seeds oblong. Fl. Jun-Jul.

* Rocks on mountain slopes; 2300-3200 m. Gansu (Lanzhou Shi).


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