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Sedum leptophyllum Frod.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Roots short, fibrous. Sterile shoots slender, weak, ca. 8.5 cm; leaves 6 or 7, crowded apically. Flowering stems arising from base of plant, 10-20 cm, basally leafless. Leaves alternate, less often verticillate; leaf blade narrowly linear-lanceolate to oblanceolate, 2-2.3 × 1-2 mm, base shortly spurred, apex obtuse. Cyme corymbiform, ca. 8 cm in diam.; branches scorpioid; bracts resembling stem leaves, 0.5-2 cm. Flowers subsessile, 5-merous. Sepals slightly spreading, narrowly triangular, ca. 1 × 0.4 mm, apex obtuse. Petals narrowly lanceolate, 4-4.5 × ca. 1.2 mm, apex mucronate. Stamens 10; antesepalous ones 3.3-3.5 mm; antepetalous ones 2.5-2.7 mm, inserted ca. 0.7 mm from petal base. Nectar scales 3, broadly spatulate-oblong, 0.8-1 mm. Carpels 3, lanceolate to oblong, ca. 4 mm, base connate for ca. 1 mm, apex slightly divergent. Styles ca. 1 mm. Follicles 2-5-seeded. Fl. Jul-Aug, fr. Sep-Oct.

* About 1300 m. S Anhui (Huang Shan), SE Hubei, Hunan, NW Zhejiang (Tianmu Shan).


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