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Primula wollastonii Balf. f.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole indistinct or to 1/3 as long as leaf blade, broadly winged; leaf blade oblanceolate to obovate, 1.5--5 X 1--2.5 cm, with multicellular white hairs, efarinose or white farinose abaxially, base attenuate, margin irregularly remote dentate, crenate to nearly entire, apex rounded. Scapes 9--20 cm, glandular, scarcely farinose toward apex; capitula 2--6-flowered; bracts small, lanceolate. Flowers nodding, heterostylous. Calyx green or dark purple, cup-shaped, 5--8.5 mm, glandular puberulous or scarcely farinose, parted to ± middle; lobes ovate, margin apiculate or with 2 or 3 teeth at apex. Corolla campanulate, dark purple to bright blue, 1.8--2.5 cm; basal cylindric portion of tube nearly as long as calyx, abruptly dilated upward; limb 1.5--2 cm; lobes broadly ovate, margin entire, apex obtuse to acute. Pin flowers: stamens ca. 3 mm above base of corolla tube; style nearly as long as calyx. Thrum flowers: stamens at mouth of basal cylindric portion of tube; style 1--2 mm. Capsule subglobose, nearly as long as calyx. Fl. Jun. 2n = 20.

Moist meadows, among boulders; 3900--4700 m. S Xizang (Nyalam Xian) [Nepal].


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