Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Saxifraga rufescens Balf.f. var.  rufescens 

Region:Yunnan; Zhongdian (Shangri-la) Pref.; Deqin Xian
Gazetteer:Yak cheese farm (Nailaochang), Langducun.
Coordinates: 28.2365 N, 99.9929 E  Alt: 3701m 

Herb 30 cm tall. Petals pale pink with one long petal and 4 short. Stamens 10. Anthers red. Filaments white. Ovary yellow becoming reddish-green in fruit.
E-facing slope 45, near river in a clearing in mixed forest with Abies, Quercus, Lonicera, Thalictrum, ferns and mosses.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online Sect. Irregulares. Flowering stem and inflorescence reddish long glandular villous. Petals 3-veined, longest petal entire at margin.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2223               4 August 2010

morphological details

flower flower androecium, gynoecium androecium, gynoecium ovary ovary

androecium androecium

pedicel pedicel

stipule stipule

scape scape adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

additional pictures

field picture
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

flowering plant