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200. Primula concinna Watt, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 20: 5. 1882.

雅洁粉报春 ya jie fen bao chun

Primula farinosa Linnaeus var. concinna (Watt) Pax.

Herbs perennial, usually less than 2.5 cm tall, forming dense cushionlike mats. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole usually indistinct, rarely ca. 1/2 as long as leaf blade; leaf blade oblanceolate to spatulate or occasionally obovate, 6--25 X 2--6 mm, abaxially densely yellow farinose, adaxially efarinose or sometimes scarcely farinose, base attenuate, margin nearly entire or crenulate above middle, rarely distinctly dentate, apex obtuse to acute. Scapes less than 1 cm, sometimes obsolete, 1--6-flowered; bracts linear to linear-lanceolate, 2--6 mm. Pedicel 4--10 mm. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx campanulate, 3--5 mm, ± farinose, parted to middle; lobes lanceolate to broadly linear, apex obtuse to acute. Corolla pale rose-purple or white; tube slightly longer than calyx; limb 7--10 mm wide; lobes obovate, deeply emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens at middle of corolla tube; style reaching annulus. Thrum flowers with positions reciprocal. Capsule oblong, nearly as long as calyx. Fl. Jun.

Damp meadows, moraines; 4000--5000 m. S Xizang [Bhutan, NE India, Nepal, Sikkim].


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