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Primula buryana Balf. f.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole winged, ca. 1/2 as long as to nearly as long as leaf blade; leaf blade ovate to oblong-ovate, 10--25 X 4--10 mm, with multicellular hairs, base attenuate, margin irregularly deep crenate-dentate, apex rounded to obtuse. Scapes 3--9(--18) cm, with multicellular white hairs; inflorescence subcapitate, 2--5(--7)-flowered; bracts often tinged with purple, narrowly lanceolate to linear, 2--3 mm, densely pubescent. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx cup-shaped, ca. 6 mm, pubescent outside, parted to middle; lobes slightly unequal, narrowly ovate to lanceolate, apex obtuse to acute. Corolla white or purple, infundibuliform; tube 6--8 mm, pubescent; limb 1--1.5 cm wide; lobes obovate, 6--8 mm, deeply emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens ca. 2 mm above base of corolla tube; style ca. as long as tube. Thrum flowers: stamens ca. 4.5 mm above base of corolla tube; style ca. 2 mm. Capsule subglobose, nearly as long as calyx. Fl. Jun-Jul. 2n = 20.

Damp meadows near ditches, among rocks on N-facing slopes; 4100--5000 m. S Xizang [Nepal].


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