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Primula vilmoriniana Petitm.


Description from Flora of China

Primula obconica Hance subsp. vilmoriniana (Petitmengin) W. W. Smith & Forrest; P. subtropica Handel-Mazzetti.

Herbs perennial. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole 2--6 cm, usually 1/3--1/2 as long as leaf blade, with dense tangled tawny hairs; leaf blade oblong-elliptic to orbicular, 4--11 X 4--8 cm, abaxially with multicellular tawny hairs along veins, adaxially densely strigose-pubescent, base shallowly cordate, slightly repand, margin obscurely denticulate to nearly entire, apex rounded; reticulate veinlets markedly elevated abaxially. Scapes (5--)15--23 cm, fulvous-pilose; umbel solitary, compact, (4--)15--25-flowered; bracts linear to linear-lanceolate, 3--5 mm, pubescent. Pedicel 5--10 mm, densely fulvous-pubescent. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx cup-shaped to broadly campanulate, 4--5 mm, sparsely pilose, parted to 1/4; lobes triangular, apex acute. Corolla rose; limb 5--8 mm wide; lobes obovate-oblong, ca. 3 X 2--2.8 mm, apex 2-cleft. Pin flowers: corolla tube ca. 5 mm; stamens ca. 1.5 mm above base of corolla tube; style ca. 4 mm. Thrum flowers: corolla tube ca. 6 mm; stamens ca. 3 mm above base of corolla tube; style ca. 1.5 mm. Capsule unknown. Fl. Apr.

* Open forests, thickets; ca. 1600 m. C and W Yunnan


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