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Sedum glaebosum Frod.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Sterile stems densely tufted, 1-2 cm. Flowering stems usually solitary, suberect, 4-6 cm. Leaf blade linear-lanceolate to ovate, 3-6 mm, basal spur obtuse or 2-lobed to ± 3-lobed, margin sparsely glandular ciliate, apex acuminate. Cyme corymbiform, dense; bracts lanceolate, sparsely glandular ciliate. Flowers subsessile, unequally 5-merous. Sepals suboblong, 4-6 × 1-1.2 mm, base spurred, margin glandular ciliate, apex spinose-acuminate. Petals yellow, suboblong, 6-7.5 × ca. 2 mm, base connate for ca. 0.5 mm and broadly clawed, apex mucronate. Stamens 10; antesepalous ones 4.5-5.5 mm; antepetalous ones inserted 1-2 mm from petal base. Nectar scales clawed-spatulate. Carpels erect, ovoid-lanceolate, base connate for ca. 2 mm; ovules many. Styles ca. 2 mm. Seeds smooth, narrowly winged. Fl. Aug-Sep, fr. Oct.

* Rocks on slopes, ravines; 3500-5000 m. SE Qinghai, W Sichuan, Xizang.


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