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Published In: Novon 10(4): 321. 2000. (Novon) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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1. Baimashania pulvinata Al-Shehbaz, Novon 10: 321. 2000. TYPE: China, Yunnan, Deqen, Baima Shan, north side of road, limestone rock crevices, 28°23¢N, 99°01¢E, 4350 m, 30 Jun 1994, Alpine Garden Society Expedition to China ACE 829 (holotype, K; isotype, MO).

     Herbs 0.5-2 cm tall; caudex many branched, to 3 mm in diam. Basal leaves rosulate; petiole 2-5 mm, expanded at base and 0.5-1 mm wide, ciliate, persistent; leaf blade ovate to oblong, 2-4 ´ 1-2 mm, somewhat fleshy, densely pilose throughout with simple and fewer, 2-rayed trichomes to 1 mm, base subattenuate, margin entire, apex obtuse. Inflorescence solitary flowers; fruiting pedicel slender, 3-5 mm long, ascending, glabrous. Sepals oblong, 1.5-2.5 ´ ca. 1 mm; petals pink, spatulate, 3-4 ´ 1-1.5 mm; claw 1.5-2 mm; filaments 2-2.5 mm; anthers 0.3-0.5 mm; ovules 6-8 per ovary. Fruit linear, 4-8 ´ 1.3 mm; valves longitudinally striate, without a distinct midvein; style 0.4-1 mm long. Seeds 1-1.5 ´ 0.6-0.9 mm.

Flowering: Jun-Jul.

Habitat: moist gravelly meadows, limestone rock crevices.

Elevation: 4200-4600 m.

Distribution: China (Yunnan).




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