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Sedum planifolium K. T. Fu


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Roots fibrous. Sterile shoots ascending, to 10 cm. Flowering stems branched at base, arched ascending, 6-15 cm, usually fleshy, densely leafy. Leaves alternate, imbricate; leaf blade linear-oblanceolate, flat, 8-22 × 2-3.5 mm, basal spur truncate to rounded, margin apically minutely mammillate, apex obtuse. Cyme 3-branched, often scorpioid, many flowered. Flowers shortly pedicellate, unequally 5-merous. Sepals linear-lanceolate, unequal, 2.8-3.8 × 0.8-0.9 mm, base spurless, margin apically minutely mammillate, apex obtuse. Petals free, yellow, oblong-lanceolate, 7.5-7.8 × 1.5-1.8 mm, apex acuminate and mucronate. Stamens 10, shorter than petals; antepetalous ones inserted ca. 0.5 mm from petal base. Nectar scales suborbicular to suboblong, 0.3-0.5 mm, apex rounded and emarginate. Carpels divergent, ovoid-lanceolate, ca. 5 mm, base connate for ca. 1 mm; ovules 10-12. Follicles subhorizontally stellately divergent. Seeds dark brown, obovoid-oblong, ca. 0.7 mm, densely and minutely mammillate. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Aug.

* Beaches in valleys, rocks on slopes; 1000-1600 m. Gansu, Shaanxi.


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