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Primula cawdoriana Ward


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole winged, ca. 1/2 as long as leaf blade or shorter; leaf blade obovate to oblanceolate or spatulate, 2--4 X 0.5--1.5 cm, abaxially glandular pubescent along veins, adaxially scabrous-strigillose, base attenuate, margin irregularly deep dentate or serrate, apex obtuse to rounded. Scapes 6--15 cm, scarcely farinose toward apex; capitula 3--6-flowered; bracts ovate-lanceolate to suborbicular, 5--7 mm, forming crown at apex. Flowers nodding, heterostylous. Calyx green or tinged with purple, cup-shaped, 6--8 mm, farinose inside, parted to 1/3; lobes oblong to broadly lanceolate, margin entire to dentate, apex obtuse. Corolla violet-mauve with greenish white lower part, narrowly campanulate, (1.7--)2--3 cm, basal cylindric portion of tube 5--8 mm, gradually expanded upward; limb 2--3 cm wide; lobes narrowly oblong, 5--10 mm; lobules 2 or 3, linear-triangular. Pin flowers: stamens ca. 1.8 mm above base of corolla tube; style ca. as long as calyx. Thrum flowers with positions reciprocal. Capsule unknown. Fl. Aug.

* Stony grassy slopes; 4000--4700 m. SE Xizang.


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