Flora of China
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   57. Arenaria spathulifolia  C. Y. Wu ex L. H. Zhou
匙叶无心菜   chi ye wu xin cai

Arenaria muliensis C. Y. Wu ex L. H. Zhou.


Herbs small. Roots conic. Stems dichotomously branched at base, 3--10 cm; branches violet, slender, hard, glandular hairy. Leaf blade saccate, 5--6 × 2--3 mm, both surfaces glandular villous, base attenuate, margin ciliate, apex obtuse. Cymes few flowered; bracts similar to leaves but smaller. Pedicel slender, 0.5--1.5 cm, densely glandular villous. Sepals 5, lanceolate, ca. 3 × 1 mm, glandular villous abaxially, base connate, margin ciliate, apex acute. Petals 5, white, obovate, 3--4 mm, apex emarginate or dentate lobed. Stamens 10, shorter than sepals; anthers yellow. Ovary obovoid. Styles 2, linear. Fl. Jul--Aug.

* Mountain grasslands; 3500--4200 m. SW Sichuan, NW Yunnan.