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Primula flaccida Balakr.


Description from Flora of China

Primula nutans Delavay ex Franchet; P. penduliflora Franchet ex Petitmengin, non A. Karn ex Stein.

Herbs perennial. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole winged, ca. 1/3--1/2 as long as leaf blade; leaf blade elliptic to broadly oblanceolate, (3--)5--15 X 1.5--4(--5) cm, abaxially with hairs confined to veins, adaxially strigillose, base attenuate, margin repand-crenate to dentate, apex rounded to obtuse. Scapes 10--50 cm, farinose toward apex. Inflorescences capitate to short spicate, 5--15-flowered; bracts linear to lanceolate, 1--3 mm. Flowers nodding, heterostylous. Calyx broadly campanulate, 5--6 mm, sparsely glandular outside, usually white farinose inside, parted to ± middle; lobes ovate to triangular-ovate, apex acute to dentate. Corolla violet, infundibuliform, 2--2.5 cm; limb 2--2.5 cm wide; lobes ovate to suborbicular, short emarginate. Pin flowers: corolla tube ca. 1 cm; stamens ca. 2 mm above base of corolla tube; style nearly reaching mouth. Thrum flowers: corolla tube ca. 1.2 cm; stamens toward apex of corolla tube; style ca. 2 mm. Capsule subglobose, slightly shorter than calyx. Fl. Jun-Aug. 2n = 20@.

* Stony grassy slopes, Pinus forests; 2700--3600 m. W Guizhou, SW Sichuan, Yunnan


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