Rhodiola

ATSAENSIS (Fröderström) Ohba, 1976

Synonym : Sedum atsaense  Fröderström (1943)

Section Rhodiola

Distribution : Eastern Himalaya: India, Tibet; scree slopes, 4500 - 4900 m.

Description (according to H. Ohba in IHSP, 2003) :

Dioecious, to 10 cm tall, rhizomes slender, cylindrical, 5 - 10 mm in diameter.

Flowering stems 2 - 3, 0.8 - 1 mm in diameter, glabrous.

Leaves sessile, spatulate, 12 - 24 x 2.5 - 4 mm, entire, glabrous, spreading, tip round, base long attenuate.

Inflorescence 10- to 30-flowered, pedicels to 1.5 mm, glabrous.

Flowers 4 - 8 mm in diameter, calyx 5 - 14.5 mm, tube 2 - 5.5 mm, sepals spatulate, 2.5 - 9 mm, petals inserted at the margin of the calyx-tube, spatulate, 2 – 7 mm, reddish-brown.




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