Rhodiola

KIRILOWII (Regel) Regel & Maximowicz, 1859

Synonyms:

Sedum kirilowii  Regel (1858) / Sedum rosea fa kirilowii  (Regel) Thellung & F.Zimmermann (1916)

Sedum kirilowii var. linifolium  Regel & Schmalhausen (1878)

Sedum macrolepis  Franchet (1885) / Rhodiola macrolepis  (Franchet) S.H.Fu (1965)

Sedum longicaule  Praeger (1917) / Rhodiola longicaulis  (Praeger) S.H.Fu (1965)

Sedum robustum Praeger (1917) / Rhodiola robusta  (Praeger) S.H.Fu (1965)

Sedum kirilowii var. rubrum  Praeger (1921) / Sedum kirilowii cv. Rubrum  (s.a.) / Rhodiola kirilowii

var. rubra  (Praeger) Jacobsen (1973)

Sedum kirilowii var. altum  Fröderström (1924)

Rhodiola linearifolia  Borissova (1939)

Rhodiola kirilowii var. latifolia  S.H.Fu (1965)

Section Rhodiola

Distribution : Kazakhstan, Tibet, China. (Gansu, Hebei, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Yunnan), Myanmar; forest margins, grassy slopes, often in partial shade, 2000 - 5600 m.

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

Dioecious, to 25 - 80 cm tall.

Rhizomes carrot-shaped, 3 - 4 cm in diameter, often branched.

Flowering stems 1 - 3, 4 - 7 mm in diameter, glabrous, smooth.

Leaves densely arranged throughout, ascending to spreading, sessile, thickly herbaceous, linear to linear-lanceolate, 4 - 5 cm x 3 - 5 mm, glabrous, tip acute to acuminate, base round to shaIlowly cordate, margin entire to distantly low serrate.

Inflorescences compact, umbel-like, with > 90 (female) or> 300 (male) flowers, 2 – 2.5 x 3 - 4.5 cm in diameter; pedicels 3 - 4.5 mm.

FIowers 5 - 7 mm in diameter, calyx 3 - 4 (-5) mm (male) or 2.5 - 4 mm (female), glabrous, tube 1 - 1.2 mm, sepals subulate to triangular, 1.6 - 2 mm, petals pale yeIlow-green, ovate with claw-like base (male) or narrowly oblong (female), 4 - 5 (-7.5) mm (male) or 2.5 - 3 mm (female), spreading at anthesis, stamens apparently longer than the petals, anthers yellow.




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