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13. Parnassia degeensis T. C. Ku, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 7(1): 30. 1987.

德格梅花草 de ge mei hua cao

Description from Flora of China

Stems 1 or 2, ca. 6 cm, with 1 leaf distally. Basal leaves 3 or 4; petiole 1-2 cm, flat; leaf blade abaxially greenish, adaxially deep green, broadly ovate, 5-7 × 6-7 mm, 5(-7)-veined abaxially, base cuneate or subcordate, apex rounded. Cauline leaf sessile, semiamplexicaul, ovate, ca. 2 mm, base sometimes with a few rusty brown appendages. Flower 6-8 mm in diam.; hypanthium shortly turbinate. Sepals oblong, ca. 4 × 2.5 mm, margin entire, apex rounded. Petals green, densely purple-brown punctate, broadly spatulate or obovate, 7-8 × 3.5-4 mm, brownish 5-7-veined with veins confluent apically, base attenuate into a claw ca. 1 mm, margin erose or subentire, apex rounded. Anthers oblong, ca. 0.8 mm; filaments ca. 8 mm; staminodes flat, ca. 2.8 mm, stalk ca. 1.2 mm, lamina undulate or 5-7-dentate at apex. Ovary ovoid; style 0.8-1 mm; stigma 3-lobed, lobes spreading, semiorbicular. Capsule unknown. Fl. Aug.

* Rock fissures. NW Sichuan (Dêgê Xian).


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