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210. Primula erratica W. W. Smith, Proc. Linn. Soc. London. 153: 120. 1941.

甘南报春 gan nan bao chun

Herbs perennial, occasionally producing short stolons from base. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole not well differentiated; leaf blade oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, 15--40 X 5--10 mm, minutely glandular and sometimes sparingly white farinose abaxially, base attenuate, margin sharply dentate, rarely nearly entire, apex rounded to obtuse. Scapes 3--10 cm, glandular or scarcely farinose toward apex; umbels (1- or)2--8-flowered; bracts ovate to lanceolate, 1.5--2 mm, base slightly gibbous. Pedicel 3--12 mm, scarcely farinose. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx narrowly campanulate, 4--6 mm, sparingly farinose, parted to near middle; lobes lanceolate, apex acute to subobtuse. Corolla rose-purple; tube ca. 7 mm; limb 0.8--1.5 cm wide; lobes obovate, deeply emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens ca. 2 mm above base of corolla tube; style slightly shorter than tube. Thrum flowers with positions reciprocal. Capsule subglobose, shorter than calyx. Fl. Mar.

* Grassy mountain slopes; 2700--3000 m. S Gansu (Zhouqu Xian), NW Sichuan (Dajin Xian)


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