Flora of China
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   45. Arenaria setifera  C. Y. Wu ex L. H. Zhou
刚毛无心菜   gang mao wu xin cai


Herbs. Roots conic. Stems slender, 5--10 cm, hard, densely glandular pubescent and with hard, multicellular hairs. Leaf blade ovate, 5--6 × 2.5--3 mm, base rounded, margin villous with sparse, hard, multicellular hairs, apex acuminate. Cymes several flowered; bracts similar to leaves but smaller. Pedicel 1--2.5 cm, with hard, multicellular hairs. Sepals 5, lanceolate, 4--5 × 1--1.5 mm, with hard, multicellular hairs abaxially, apex long acuminate. Petals 5, white, obovate, ca. 2 × as long as sepals, apex 2-cleft; lobes shallowly toothed. Stamens 10, nearly equaling sepals. Ovary ovoid, ca. 2 mm. Styles 3, linear, longer than ovary. Fl. Jun--Jul.

* Alpine meadows, rock crevices; 3600--4200 m. SW Yunnan.