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Primula flabellifera W. W. Smith


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Leaf rosette 1--1.5 cm in diam., with withered foliage at base. Leaves subsessile, flabelliform to obovate-cuneate, 10--12 X ca. 5 mm, broadly rotund, glabrous, base cuneate-attenuate, margin entire except at apex, apex conspicuously acute triangular-dentate. Scapes 2--4 cm, glabrous; capitula 2--4-flowered; bracts linear to narrowly oblong, 1--2 mm. Flowers ± nodding, heterostylous. Calyx green or tinged with purple, cup-shaped, ca. 3 mm, parted slightly below middle; lobes lanceolate to oblong, margin entire or with 2 or 3 teeth at apex. Corolla violet-purple, 7--10 mm; tube slightly longer than calyx; limb 5--7 mm wide; lobes oblong to obovate, ca. 3 X 1.2--2.5 mm, margin entire to obscurely denticulate at apex. Pin flowers: stamens ca. 2 mm above base of corolla tube; style exserted. Capsule globose, nearly as long as calyx. Fl. Jun-Jul.

* On rocks of grassy slopes; 4700--5000 m. SE Xizang (Nangxian Xian)


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