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Potentilla dombeyi  Nestl.;  Rosaceae

Hierbas extendidas en el suelo, con las ramas rojizas y densamente cubiertas de pelos blancos sedosos o glandulares. Las hojas son alternas, compuestas, sus 3 hojuelas miden hasta 2 cm de largo; los bordes son aserrados. Las flores son solitarias, de hasta 10 mm de diámetro, con 5 pétalos con forma acorazonada, de color amarillo brillante a pálido; los pistilos son numerosos. El fruto se presenta rodeado por el cáliz agrandado y como un conjunto de pequeños frutos secos, cada uno de alrededor de 1 mm de largo.

Distribución: Ecuador y Perú. En el PNC se encuentra debajo de las macollas de pastos.

Sprawling herbs with reddish branches and densely covered with white, silky or glandular hairs. The leaves are alternate and compound; its 3 leaflets are up to 2 cm long; the margins are serrate. The flowers are solitary, up to 10 mm in diameter, with 5 heart-shaped, bright to pale yellow petals, with numerous pistils. The fruit surrounded by the enlarged calyx is an aggregate of small dry fruits, each around 1 mm long.

Distribution: Ecuador and Peru. In CNP it is found under bunch grasses.

 
 
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