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105. Primula chienii W. P. Fang, J. Sichuan Univ., Nat. Sci. Ed. 1956(1): 83. 1956.

青城报春 qing cheng bao chun

Herbs perennial, with few small membranous basal bud scales. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole 1/4--1/2 as long as or occasionally nearly as long as leaf blade; leaf blade elliptic to obovate-oblong, (1.5--)3--9 X 1.5--4.8 cm, thin papery when dry, abaxially paler, glabrous, adaxially dark green, base subrounded to broadly cuneate, margin obscurely blunt dentate, apex rounded. Scapes (2--)3.5--12 cm, elongating to 16 cm in fruit, sparsely glandular; umbels 2--8-flowered; bracts lanceolate, 4--8 mm, ciliolate. Pedicel 1--1.5(--2) cm, sparsely glandular. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx campanulate, 8--10 mm, minutely glandular, parted to middle; lobes ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, ciliolate. Corolla pale purple; limb ca. 2 cm wide; lobes broadly obovate, deeply emarginate. Pin flowers: corolla tube 1.2--1.3 cm; stamens at middle of corolla tube; style nearly as long as tube. Thrum flowers: corolla tube 1.6--1.7 cm; stamens toward apex of corolla tube; style slightly shorter than calyx. Capsule discoid, disintegrating at maturity. Fl. Mar.

* Shaded moist areas in mixed forests; 900--1000 m. Sichuan (Guang Xian [Dujiangyan]).


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