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281. Primula concholoba Stapf & Sealy, Bot. Mag. 155: t. 9289. 1932.

短筒穗花报春 duan tong sui hua bao chun

Herbs perennial. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole indistinct or sometimes slightly longer than leaf blade; leaf blade oblanceolate to oblong, 2--8 X 1--2 cm, tapering to base, abaxially sparsely pubescent or with hairs confined to veins, adaxially pubescent, margin irregularly coarse dentate, apex subrounded. Scapes 0.7--2 cm, glabrous, scarcely farinose. Inflorescences capitate, globose, ca. 2 cm in diam., 10--20-flowered; bracts linear, to 5 mm, ± farinose, apex acute. Flowers homostylous. Calyx cup-shaped, 4--5 mm, farinose or efarinose outside, parted to middle; lobes unequal, broadly ovate to suborbicular, glandular ciliolate, margin sometimes irregularly denticulate, apex obtuse to acute. Corolla bright violet, 0.8--1.2 cm; tube slightly longer than calyx, cylindric for lower 3--4 mm, gradually dilated upward into subglobose-campanulate limb; lobes broadly elliptic to suborbicular, 2--3 mm, apex entire to slightly emarginate. Stamens ca. 4.5 mm above base of corolla tube. Style nearly reaching insertion of stamens. Capsule oblong, ca. 5 mm. Fl. Jun.

Steep grassy slopes, cliff edges, among dwarf Juniperus and Rhododendron; ca. 4000 m. SE Xizang [N Myanmar].


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