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Perennials 5-15 cm tall, stemless, pubescent. Rhizome creeping underground, entirely densely covered by dark brown scalelike remains of leaf bases; scales strigose. Leaves basal; petiole 5-15 cm long, pubescent, trichomes brown and curled; leaflet blades obtriangular, 2-4.5 cm long, 2-5 cm wide, abaxially pubescent, adaxially glabrous, apex broadly emarginate to subtruncate; lobe apices obtuse. Flowers solitary, nodding; peduncle equal to or longer than leaves; bracts at middle of flowering stalk, lanceolate, with dense trichomes along midvein and margins. Sepals lanceolate, persistent. Petals white with lilac veins, narrowly obovate, apex retuse to deeply emarginate. Capsule oblong- conic. Seeds ovoid, longitudinally ridged.

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Source: Plants of Tibet

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