Rhodiola

NEPALICA  (Ohba) Ohba, 1976

Synonym : Sedum nepalicum  Ohba (1974)

Subgenus Crassipedes

Distribution : Nepal.

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

Hermaphrodite, 10 - 30 cm taIl. r

Rhizome subcylindrical, 6 - 10 mm in diameter, upper part branched.

Flowering stems 3 - 5, papillate.

Leaves spreading, densely arranged, sessile, narrowly eIliptic or lanceolate, 10 - 45 x 6 - 15 mm, glabrous, tip round, base long cuneate to attenuate, margin 5- or 7-lobulate or remotely crenate-serrate.

Inflorescences 6- to 15-flowered, pedicels 1 - 6.5 mm, papillate.

Flowers : Calyx 5 - 7 mm, glabrous, sepals linear to linear-subulate, 4 - 5.5 mm, petals white, narrowly eIliptic or narrowly lanceolate, entire, 8 - 15 mm, stamens as long as the petals, anthers dark purplish-red.

Flowering time : August and September.




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