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Plants small, glabrous. Stems more than 4 cm tall, to 10 cm at fruiting, ca. 1 mm in diameter, simple to 7-branched. Leaves all basal, long petiolate; petiole 3-5 cm long; leaf blade orbicular-reniform or reniform-cordate, 1-2 cm long, 1.2-3.5 cm wide, herbaceous, base deeply cordate, margin crenate or dentate basally, apex rounded. Flower solitary, terminal, ca. 2 cm in diameter. Pedicels 3-4 cm long. Sepals 5, yellow, rarely red, narrowly elliptic, ca. 1.4 cm long, 4.5 mm wide, apex rounded. Stamens ca. 3 mm; anthers oblong, ca. 1 mm. Follicles 5-10, sessile; persistent style ca. 0.8 mm. Seeds dark brown, narrowly ellipsoid-globose, ca. 1.5 mm.

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Source: Plants of Tibet

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