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Cassiope nana T. Z. Hsu


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs 3–10 cm tall. Stems decumbent or erect. Leaves assurgent; leaf blade oblong-elliptic, 2–4 × 0.8–1.2 mm, leathery, abaxially shallowly furrowed, furrow subtriangular, nearly reaching apex, glabrous, adaxially concave, glabrous, base arched, margin not membranous, inconspicuously denticulate, rigidly pubescent-barbellate, apex obtuse. Flower usually erect. Pedicel 1–2 cm, crisped-tomentose, base with 3 fringed bracts. Calyx lobes 5, ovate or oblong, 2–3 mm, glabrous, margin ciliolate. Corolla white, campanulate, ca. 6 mm; lobes erect, oblong, ca. 1.5 mm. Stamens 8 or 9, ca. 2 mm; filaments pilose; awns ca. 1 mm. Ovary ca. 2.5 mm in diam. Capsule ca. 3 mm in diam. Fl. Jun, fr. Aug.

Margins of woods, mountain slopes, meadows; 2000–3800 m. NW Yunnan (Dêqên, Gongshan).


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