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118. Primula pulverulenta Duthie, Gard. Chron., ser. 3. 38: 259. 1905.

粉被灯台报春 fen bei deng tai bao chun

Primula shihmienensis W. P. Fang.

Herbs perennial. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole winged, 1/3--1/2 as long as leaf blade; leaf blade elliptic to elliptic-oblanceolate, 7--18 X 4--8(--10) cm, tapering to base, margin irregularly dentate, apex rounded; veins in 11--15 pairs, originating from midvein at nearly right angles, then ascending to margin. Scapes 25--50 cm, elongating to 1 m in fruit, ± farinose on nodes; umbels 3 or 4, superimposed, 4--12-flowered; bracts linear to linear-lanceolate, 1.2--1.5 cm. Pedicel 1--2 cm. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx campanulate, 5--8 mm, white or cream-colored farinose, parted nearly to middle; lobes triangular, apex subulate. Corolla rose-purple, with a red or purple eye; limb 2--3 cm wide; lobes obovate, deeply emarginate. Pin flowers: corolla tube ca. 1.3 cm; stamens 7--8 mm above base of corolla tube; style 1.1--1.2 cm. Thrum flowers: corolla tube 1.4--1.5 cm; stamens 1.1--1.2 cm above base of corolla tube; style ca. 5 mm. Capsule globose, ca. as long as calyx. Fl. May-Jun. 2n = 22@.

* Wet meadows; 2200--2500 m. W Sichuan (Kangding Xian, Shimian Xian)


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