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Rhodiola purpureoviridis (Praeg.) S. H. Fu


Description from Flora of China

Caudex branched, erect, to 2 cm in diam. Caudex leaves scalelike, triangular to subtriangular. Flowering stems few, erect, (10-)12-40 cm, densely glandular hairy. Stem leaves numerous, alternate, sessile, narrowly oblong-lanceolate-elliptic, narrowly ovate, or ovate, 1-6 × 0.3-1 cm, glabrous or abaxially glandular hairy, midvein conspicuous, base rounded or subcordate, margin remotely dentate and often revolute, apex rounded, obtuse, or subacute. Inflorescences corymbiform-umbellate, many flowered, bracteate. Flowers bisexual or unisexual (plants hermaphroditic, dioecious, or rarely gynodioecious), male ones unequally 5-merous; pedicel long, glandular. Sepals linear-lanceolate, 1-2.5 mm. Petals greenish or reddish, linear-oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, 3-4 mm. Stamens 10, 2.5-3.5 mm; filaments purple; anthers globose. Nectar scales oblong-cuneate, apex emarginate. Carpels erect, lanceolate, 2-3 mm. Follicles ca. 6 mm, apical beak recurved. Fl. Jul-Aug.

* Forests or forest margins, grassland near streams, stony places on grassy slopes; 2500-4100 m. W Sichuan, S Xizang, NW Yunnan.


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