Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Rheum alexandrae Batalin    

Region:Yunnan; Zhongdian (Shangri-la) Pref.; Deqin Xian
Gazetteer:Above the Yak cheese farm (Nailaochang), Langducun. Near the lake.
Coordinates: 28.2481 N, 99.9763 E  Alt: 3856m 

Inflorescence 60 cm tall. Flowers pale green. Stem leaves becoming reddish. Mainly in fruit.
Alpine meadow and grazing pasture. Boggy area beside river and lake with Primula, Sanguisorba, Leontopodium, Parnassia, Euphrasia, Ranunculus.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online Tepals 6. Achenes winged, shiny red.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2235               4 August 2010

morphological details

inflorescence inflorescence flowers flowers flower flower

achenes achenes

achene surface achene surface

achene section achene section

ocrea ocrea stem stem abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface
adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface    
field picture
flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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