Rhodiola

STAPFII  (Hamet) S.H.Fu, 1965

Synonym : Sedum stapfii  Hamet (1913)

Section Prainia

Distribution : Northeastern India (Assam), Bhutan, southern Tibet,grassland slopes, 2900 - 5000 m. 

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

Dioecious, to 3 cm taIl.

Rhizomes 8 mm in diameter.

Flowering stems solitary, erect, glabrous.

Leaves usually 5 or 6, nearly verticiIlate at or near the stem tip, glabrous, petiolate, ovate or oblong-ovate, 8 - 15 x 4 – 7 mm, tip obtuse, base round, margin entire, petiole 2 - 3.5 mm, broadening towards base.

Inflorescences 3- to 6-flowered, ebracteate, pedicels 10 - 13 mm,' glabrous.

Flowers : Calyx 3.4 - 5 mm, glabrous, sepals slightly longer or shorter than the petals, petals narrowly oblong or narrowly oblong-ovate, white, 2.2 - 3.1 x 1 - 1.8 mm,stamens shorter than the petals, anthers reddish.

Flowering time : August.




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