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140. Primula amethystina Franchet, Bull. Soc. Bot. France. 32: 268. 1885.

紫晶报春 zi jing bao chun

Primula amethystina

Credit: Nick Turland

Herbs perennial, efarinose, with few scales at base. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole winged, indistinct to 1.5 cm; leaf blade elliptic-oblong to obovate-oblong, occasionally acute, 2--4.5 X 1--2 cm, firm papery when dry, sparsely brown punctate, base cuneate, margin remotely denticulate to dentate, apex rounded to obtuse. Scapes 5--25 cm, umbels 2--6(--20)-flowered; bracts ovate-lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 2--5 mm. Pedicel 0.1--2 cm. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx campanulate, 4--5(--6) mm, parted nearly to middle; lobes ovate to ovate-lanceolate, apex obtuse to acute. Corolla violet, campanulate to tubular-campanulate, 1.2--1.6 cm; limb 0.6--1.8 cm wide; lobes subquadrate, apex obscurely emarginate to lacerate-incised. Pin flowers: stamens ca. 2.5 mm above base of corolla tube; style ca. 4.5 mm. Thrum flowers with stamens ca. 4.5 mm above base of corolla tube; style ca. 1.2 mm. Capsule ovoid, ca. as long as calyx.

* Alpine meadows; 3400--5000 m. W Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan

1 Corolla campanulate, lobes obscurely emarginate, with a mucronate notch   140a subsp. amethystina
+ Corolla lobes irregularly lacerate-incised, with teeth more than 1 mm.   (2)
2 (1) Corolla campanulate, at least 1 cm in diam., tube with a short cylindric base, abruptly dilated above   140b subsp. argutidens
+ Corolla tubular-campanulate, 0.6--1 cm in diam., gradually dilated upward from base   140c subsp. brevifolia

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