Rhodiola

PRAINII  (Hamet) Ohba, 1976

Synonyms :

Sedum prainii  Hamet (1909)

Sedum apiculatum  Craib ex Hamet (1929)

Sedum stewartii  Craib ex Hamet (1929) 

Section Prainia

Distribution : North-eastern India (Assam), Nepal, Sikkim, Tibet, rocks in broad-leaf forests etc., 2200 - 4300 m.

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

Hermaphrodite, to 3 cm taIl.

Rhizomes thick, 1.5 - 2 cm in diameter.

Flowering stem solitary, papillate, 2 mm in diameter.

Leaves usually 4, nearly verticillate in the lower half of the stem, oblong-elliptic to broadly elliptic or

ovate, 2 - 6 x 2.5 - 4 cm, papillate, tip round, base attenuate, margin nearly entire, petiole 1 - 3 cm.

Inflorescences semiglobose, 1 - 2.5 cm in diameter, 13- to 18-flowered.

Flowers 4 - 5 mm in diameter, calyx 4 - 6 mm, sepals narrowly triangular-ovate, 2.5 - 3.7 mm, petals ovate, 4 - 6.3 mm, pale pink or greenish-white, stamens shorter than the petals, anthers purplish-red.

Flowering time : August to September.




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