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102. Primula coerulea Forrest, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 4: 221. 1908.

蓝花大叶报春 lan hua da ye bao chun

Herbs perennial, evergreen, with few small membranous basal bud scales. Leaves of current year not well-developed at anthesis. Leaves of previous year firm papery; petiole 1--7 cm, with long dense multicellular hairs; leaf blade elliptic to oblong-oblanceolate, 3.5--10 X 2--4.5 cm, abaxially with multicellular hairs along veins, adaxially bullate, glabrous except for a few long hairs on midvein, base obtuse to rounded, margin sinuate-denticulate, apex rounded. Scapes 2--7 cm, with dense long multicellular hairs, 1(or rarely 2 or 3)-flowered; bracts usually 2, alternate or opposite, linear-lanceolate, 2--5 mm. Pedicel 2--10 mm, pilose. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx campanulate, 0.8--1.3 cm, ± pubescent, parted slightly below middle; lobes ovate to ovate-lanceolate, ciliolate, overlapping at base. Corolla purplish blue; limb 2.5--3.5 cm wide; lobes broadly obovate, deeply emarginate. Pin flowers: corolla tube 1.2--1.3 cm; stamens ca. 5 mm above base of corolla tube; style ca. as long as tube. Thrum flowers: corolla tube 1.4--1.7 cm; stamens 1.2--1.3 cm above base of corolla tube; style ca. 6 mm. Capsule discoid, operculate, disintegrating at maturity. Fl. Mar-Apr.

* On rocks, woodlands; 2500--4000 m. Yunnan (Dali Xian, Yangbi Xian).


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