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Primula cavaleriei Petitm.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, efarinose. Rhizomes slender, with dense rust-colored multicellular hairs at apex. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole 10--15 cm, densely rust-colored pilose; leaf blade suborbicular to reniform, 3--9 cm wide, membranous when dry, ± pilose, base cordate, margin obscurely crenate-lobulate, minutely denticulate, apex rounded. Scapes 13--22 cm, rust-colored pilose; umbels 1--4, superimposed, 3--8-flowered; bracts narrowly lanceolate to linear, 5--6 mm, pilose. Pedicel 1--2.5 cm, pilose. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx campanulate, 3--4 mm, with rust-colored multicellular hairs, parted to ± middle; lobes lanceolate, apex acute. Corolla bluish; tube 8--9 mm; limb 8--10 mm wide; lobes obovate, emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens ca. 2 mm above base of corolla tube; style nearly as long as tube. Thrum flowers: stamens toward apex of corolla tube; style slightly shorter than calyx. Capsule globose, ca. as long as calyx.

* In shaded rock crevices. C Guizhou (Huishui Xian), SE Yunnan (Mengzi Xian).


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