Rhodiola

PAMIROALAICA  Borissova, 1939

Synonym Sedum pamiroalaicum  (Borissova) Jansson (1970)

Section Chamaerhodiola

Distribution : Tadzhikistan, China (western Xinjiang); valley slopes, rock crevices, 2400 - 2800 m.

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

Dioecious, to 25 cm tall.

Rhizomes thick, 1.5 - 3 cm in diameter.

Flowering stems numerous, 2 mm in diameter, glabrous.

Leaves remote, sessile, linear to lanceolate, 7 - 15 x 1.5 - 2 mm, glabrous, tip acuminate, widening towards the base, margin entire.

Inflorescences many-flowered, dense, 0.5 - 1 cm long, shortly pedunculate.

Flowers : Sepals lanceolate to linear, ± 2 mm,petals linear to lanceolate, ± 4 mm, pale yeIlow, stamens shorter than the petals, anthers yellow.

Flowering time : June to July.




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