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Sedum ramentaceum K. T. Fu


Description from Flora of China

Herbs biennial, glabrous. Stems simple or few branched at base, erect, 0.8-1.2 cm. Proximal stem leaves yellowish green and deciduous, others persistent; leaf blade linear- to oblanceolate-oblong, 3.5-5.5 mm, base broadly spurred, apex obtuse to subacute. Cyme corymbiform, 1-3-flowered; bracts linear-oblong to oblanceolate-oblong. Flowers equally or unequally 5-merous; pedicel 1.5-3 mm. Sepals suboblong to narrowly ovate, 3-4.6 mm, base spurless, apex subacute. Petals yellow, suboblong, 3.8-5 mm, base slightly narrowed, apex obtuse. Stamens 5 or 10; antesepalous ones (when present) 2.5-3.8 mm; antepetalous ones ca. 2 mm, inserted 1-1.1 mm from petal base. Nectar scales linear to ± club-shaped, 0.8-1 mm, apex obtuse. Carpels divergent. Styles ca. 0.8 mm. Follicles free, broadly ovoid, 2.5-4 mm, 4- or 5-seeded. Seeds oblong, 1-1.1 mm, ramentaceous, basal appendage stomach-shaped; funicle long. Fl. Jul, fr. Aug.

* Rocks along trails on alpine ridges; ca. 4500 m. W Sichuan.


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