Rhodiola

SINUATA  (Royle ex Edgeworth) S.H.Fu, 1965

Synonyms :

Sedum sinuatum  Royle ex Edgeworth (1846) / Sedum linearifolium var. sinuatum  (Royle ex Edgeworth) Hamet (1926)

Sedum linearifolium  Royle (1839) / Rhodiola linearifolia  (Royle) S.H.Fu (1965)

Sedum mucronatum  Edgeworth (1846)

Sedum pauciflorum  Edgeworth (1846) / Sedum linearifolium var. pauciflorum  (Edgeworth) C.B.Clarke (1878)

Sedum linearifolium var. genuinum  Hamet (1926) 

Sedum garwalicum  Fröderström (1942)

Rhodiola fui  Borissova (1969)

Subgenus Crassipedes

Distribution : Pakistan (Lahore), Kashmir, lndia (Kumaon), Nepal, Tibet, China (north western Yunnan), rock crevices and scree slopes, 3200 - 4300 m, 

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

Hermaphrodite, 15 - 30 cm tall. 

Rhizomes slender, creeping, 2 - 5 mm in diameter, sparsely branched.

Flowering stems 1 - 5, yellowish-green.

Leaves widely spreading, sessile, narrowly oblanceolate to linear-oblanceolate, 1.5 - 3.5 x 0.15 - 1 (-2) cm, glabrous, tip acute, base long-attenuate, margin ± lobulate in the upper 1/3 , papillate, lobes 3 (-5), linear, 2 - 10 x 0.8 - 2.2 mm, entire (to sinuolate).

Inflorescences 3- to 13-flowered.

FIowers 8 - 18 mm in diameter, pedicels 3 - 6 mm, densely papillate, calyx 3 - 5.5 mm, glabrous, sepals ovate to triangular-Ianceolate, 2 - 3.3 mm, petals lanceolate to elliptic, white, 7 - 11 (-12) mm, spreading, stamens shorter than the petals, anthers deep red-purple.

Flowering time : July to September.




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