Flora of China
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   24. Arenaria qinghaiensis  Y. W. Tsui & L. H. Zhou
青海雪灵芝   qing hai xue ling zhi


Herbs perennial. Roots robust, woody. Stems clustered, pulvinate, 5--8 cm, with crowded, withered, persistent leaves at woody base. Leaf blade linear, 1--1.5 cm × ca. 1 mm, base broadened, clasping, membranous, margin narrowly membranous, sparsely ciliate, apex slightly reflexed, acute. Flower solitary, terminal; bracts linear-elliptic, 3--4 × ca. 1 mm. Pedicel ca. 1 mm, glabrous. Sepals 5, linear-lanceolate, 7--8 × 1.5--2 mm, 1--3-veined, base broadened, margin membranous, apex acute. Petals 5, white, elliptic-ovate, 8--9 × 2.5--3 mm, apex obtuse. Floral disc patellate, with 5 large, impressed, elliptic glands. Stamens 10; filaments 4--5 mm; anthers yellow. Ovary ovoid, 2--3 mm, 1-loculed; ovules numerous. Styles 3, linear, 2.5--3 mm. Fl. Jun--Jul.

* Alpine meadows; ca. 4200 m. WC Qinghai (Dulan Xian).