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73. Primula cunninghamii King ex Craib, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 6: 250. 1917.

小脆蒴报春 xiao cui shuo bao chun

Herbs perennial, devoid of basal bud scales at anthesis. Leaves numerous, 1.5--11 X 1--4 cm; petiole obsolete or distinct and occasionally nearly as long as leaf blade in outer leaves; leaf blade oblong-spatulate to oblong-obovate, copiously sprinkled with whitish farina, abaxially minutely glandular, base attenuate, margin erose-denticulate, apex rounded. Scapes never developed; inflorescence arising from leaf rosette, many flowered. Pedicel 3--10 mm. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx tubular-campanulate, 4--6 mm, glandular, parted to middle or below; lobes ovate to lanceolate, ciliolate, apex acute to subacuminate. Corolla purplish pink, puberulous; tube 8--10 mm; limb 1--1.5 cm wide; lobes obovate, deeply emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens ca. 1 mm above base of corolla tube; style 4--6 mm. Thrum flowers: stamens near middle of corolla tube; style 1--1.5 mm. Capsule unknown.

In rock crevices, Rhododendron thickets; 3300--4300 m. S Xizang [Sikkim]


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