Rhodiola

SERRATA  Ohba, 1977

Synonym : Sedum serratum  (Ohba) J.P.Kozhevnikov (1989)

Section Rhodiola

Distribution : Eastern Himalaya : India (Assam), south eastern Tibet, forested slopes, near field borders, 3300 - 3800 m.

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

Dioecious, 25 - 60 cm tall. 

Rhizomes thick.

Flowering stems 4 - 8 mm in diameter, glabrous, smooth or papillate.

Leaves sessile, oblong to linear-oblanceolate, 7 - 13 x 2.5 - 4.5 cm, glabrous, tip acute, base ± auriculate, margin conspicuously serrate.

Inflorescences > 300-flowered, pedicels 2 (-3) mm, papiIlate.

FIowers 5- or 6-(male) or 4- to 5-merous (female), calyx glabrous, deeply divided, sepals narrowly oblong (male) or subulate (female), ± 1 mm (male) or 1.7 - 2 mm (female), petals greenish-yellow, oblanceolate (male) or linear (female), 2.2 - 2.5 mm (male) or 3 - 3.2 mm (female), stamens 2.2 - 2.6 mm, anthers yellow.




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