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299. Primula sandemaniana W. W. Smith, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 19: 314. 1938.

粉萼垂花报春 fen e chui hua bao chun

Herbs perennial. Leaves forming a compact rosette; petiole indistinct to 1--2 cm; leaf blade elliptic to oblanceolate, 4--7 X 2--3 cm, tapering to base, fringed with hairs, abaxially with hairs confined to veins, adaxially pilose, margin irregularly remote dentate, apex obtuse to rounded. Scapes 8--11 cm, glabrous, ± white farinose; capitula 3--5-flowered; bracts ovate to elliptic, 1--4 mm, ± farinose. Flowers nodding, heterostylous. Calyx cup-shaped, 7--10 mm, usually farinose, parted to 1/3; lobes nearly quadrate to suborbicular, margin entire to dentate at apex. Corolla bluish purple, broadly infundibuliform, 1.8--2.4 cm; tube ca. 1.1 cm; limb 2--3.5 cm wide; lobes orbicular to broadly obovate, narrowly emarginate or erose-denticulate. Pin flowers: stamens ca. 3 mm above base of corolla tube; style ca. as long as tube. Thrum flowers with positions reciprocal. Capsule subglobose, nearly as long as calyx. Fl. May.

* Moist meadows, ca. 3800 m. SE Xizang (Nang Xian).


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