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Parnassia oreophila Hance


Description from Flora of China

Parnassia setchuenensis Franchet.

Stems (1 or)2-9 or more, 17-30 cm, with 1 leaf proximally or near middle. Basal leaves 2-8; petiole 2-5(-10) cm; leaf blade ovate-oblong or triangular-ovate, 2-3.5 × 1-1.8 cm, conspicuously 3-5-veined with veins prominent abaxially, base often truncate or subcordate, sometimes attenuate, apex rounded, sometimes apiculate. Cauline leaf sessile, semiamplexicaul, ovate-oblong, 2.5-4.5 × 1-2.5 cm, often with several rusty brown appendages at base. Flower 2-3 cm in diam.; hypanthium campanulate. Sepals lanceolate, 6-7 × ca. 2 mm, 3-veined, margin entire, apex obtuse. Petals white, purple-brown veined, broadly spatulate or obovate-oblong, 1-1.5 × 0.6-0.8 cm; 5-veined, base attenuate into a claw ca. 2 mm, margin entire, apex rounded. Anthers oblong, ca. 1.5 mm; filaments ca. 4.5 mm; staminodes flat, 4.5-5 mm, stalk ca. 1.5 mm, lamina ca. 4 × 1.8 mm, 3-parted for (1/2-)2/3 its length, lobes linear, ca. 2 mm, apex somewhat glandular, but without a distinct, globose gland. Ovary semi-inferior, long ovoid; style ca. 1 mm; stigma 3-lobed. Capsule long ovoid, 5-7 mm in diam. Seeds brown, glossy. Fl. Jul-Aug, fr. Sep.

* Alpine meadows at forest margins, moist slopes, roadsides; 1600-3000 m. Gansu, Hebei, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan.


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