Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Saxifraga melanocentra Franch.    

Region:Yunnan; Zhongdian (Shangri-la) Pref.; Deqin Xian
Gazetteer:5 km from Geza (Gezancun) towards Langdoucun. Top of the pass.
Coordinates: 28.1476 N, 99.9037 E  Alt: 4479m 

Herb 10 cm tall. Corolla pale yellow with dark yellow markings. Stigmas and nectary disk dark purple. Sepals reflexed. Scape purple.
Alpine scree. SW-facing slope 45 with Potentilla, Bistorta, Arenaria, mosses.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online Sect. Micranthes. Flowering stem leafless (sometimes with leafy bracts). Ovary broadly ovoid, broader than long, dark purple. Petals overlapping in bud.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2194               3 August 2010

morphological details

inflorescence inflorescence flower flower gynoecium gynoecium

petal petal

calyx calyx

pedicels pedicels

bracts bracts stem base stem base adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface
abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface    
field picture
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

flowering plant