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Chinese Plant Names | Family List | Crassulaceae | Rhodiola

Rhodiola sexifolia S. H. Fu


Description from Flora of China

Flowering stems ascending, ca. 18 cm, minutely mammillate. Stem leaves 6-verticillate, sessile, elliptic-oblong, ca. 4 × 2.5 cm, finely to minutely mammillate, base cuneate, margin pinnately lobed; lobes entire or remotely dentate at margin, apex obtuse. Inflorescences corymbiform, dense, ca. 3 × 3-5 cm; bracts narrowly oblanceolate-linear, ca. 6 × 1.2 mm, minutely mammillate. Flowers bisexual, unequally 5-merous. Sepals linear, ca. 3.5 × 1-1.3 mm. Petals lanceolate, 6.3-7 × ca. 2 mm, apex subacute. Stamens 10, slightly shorter than petals; antepetalous ones inserted ca. 2 mm from petal base; anthers globose. Nectar scales obovate, ca. 0.5 mm. Styles long. Follicles erect, free almost to base, narrowly lanceolate, ca. 5.2 mm. Seeds ellipsoid, ca. 1 mm, striate.

* Rocks in Picea forests, slopes; 3500-4100 m. E Xizang (Qamdo Xian).


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