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119. Primula beesiana Forrest, Gard. Chron., ser. 3. 50: 242. 1911.

霞红灯台报春 xia hong deng tai bao chun

Primula burmanica I. B. Balfour & Kingdon Ward; P. leucantha I. B. Balfour & Forrest.

Herbs perennial. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole 1/4--1/2 as long as leaf blade; leaf blade narrowly oblong-oblanceolate to elliptic-oblanceolate, 8--20 X 2--6 cm, abaxially sparsely glandular, base attenuate, margin denticulate, apex rounded; lateral veins more than 10 pairs, originating at an angle of ca. 45. Scapes 20--35 cm, elongating to 50 cm in fruit, efarinose or white farinose on nodes; umbels 2--4(--8), superimposed, 8--16-flowered; bracts linear, to 2.5 cm at lowest umbel, gradually reduced upward and shorter than pedicel. Pedicel 1--2 cm, efarinose or scarcely farinose. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx campanulate, 5--8(--9) mm, densely cream-colored farinose inside, scarcely farinose or efarinose outside, parted to middle or below; lobes lanceolate, apex acuminate. Corolla rose, rarely white, with a yellow eye; tube orange, ca. 1.2 cm; limb ca. 2 cm wide; lobes obovate, deeply emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens ca. 5 mm above base of corolla tube; style ca. 1 cm. Thrum flowers: stamens ca. 8.5 mm above base of corolla tube; style ca. 5 mm. Capsule globose, shorter than calyx. Fl. Jun-Jul. 2n = 22.

Streamsides, wet meadows; 2400--2800 m. SW Sichuan, N Yunnan [N Myanmar].


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