Rhodiola

RECTICAULIS  Borissova, 1939

Synonym : Sedum recticaule  (Borissova) Wendelbo (1952)

Section Chamaerhodiola

Distribution : Iran, Kazakhstan, Tadzhikistan (Pamir), NW China (Xinjiang: Tian Shan), rock crevices, 3800 - 4600 m.

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

Dioecious, to 15 cm tall. 

Rhizomes conical, 3 - 4 cm in diameter, branched, crowned with the remnants of spent flowering stems.

Flowering stems numerous, 1.5 - 2 mm in diameter.

Leaves ovate to oblong-ovate, 8 - 10 x 0.2 - 0.3 mm, glabrous, tip acuminate, margin coarsely

dentate.

Inflorescences dense, compact, rnany-flowered, ± 1.5 - 2 cm in diameter.

FIowers 4-merous, shortly pedicellate, sepals ½ as long as the petals, ovate, reddish, petals oblong-elliptic, ± 4 mm, yellow, stamens longer than the petals, filaments yellow.

Flowering time : June to August.




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