点地梅 Androsace umbellata

  • Scientific Name: Androsace umbellata (Loureiro) Merrill
  • Ref: Philipp. J. Sci. 15: 237. 1919 [1920].
  • Synonyms: Androsace carnosula Duby; A. orbicularis Roem. & Schult.; A. patens C.Wright ex A.Gray; A. saxifragifolia Bunge; Primula patens (C.Wright ex A.Gray) Kuntze; P. umbellata (Lour.) Bentv.
  • English Common Name: umbelled rockjasmine
  • Chinese Common Name: 点地梅 diǎndìméi
  • Japanese Common Name: リュウキュウコザクラ [琉球小桜] ryūkyūkozakura
  • Family: Primulaceae
  • Genus: Androsace
  • Distribution: Open grassy areas, roadsides; 100–1500 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Mongol, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Xizang, Yunnan, Zhejiang [India, Japan, Kashmir, Korea, Myanmar, New Guinea, Pakistan, Philippines, E Russia, Sikkim, Vietnam].
  • Photo: 03/30/2013, Mt. Daming, Zhejiang
Herbs annual or biennial, with numerous fibrous roots. Leaves basal; petiole 1--4 cm, pilose; leaf blade suborbicular to ovate, 5--20 wide, appressed pubescent, base shallowly cordate to subrounded, margin dentate, apex obtuse to rounded. Scapes often many, erect, 4--15 cm, pubescent; umbels 4--15-flowered; bracts ovate to lanceolate, 3.5--4 mm. Pedicel 1--3 cm, elongating to 6 cm in fruit, pubescent and short-stalked glandular. Calyx 3--4 mm, densely pubescent, parted nearly to base; lobes rhomboid-ovate, enlarging and stellately spreading in fruit; veins 3--6. Corolla white, 4--6 mm in diam., with a yellow eye; tube ca. 2 mm; lobes obovate-oblong, 2.5--3 X 1.5--2 mm, apex obtuse. Fl. Feb-Apr. 2n = [email protected] (Flora of China)

04/07/2007, Qingliang Peak, Zhejiang

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