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220. Primula fangii F. H. Chen & C. M. Hu, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 59(2): 294. 1990.

金川粉报春 jin chuan fen bao chun

Herbs perennial. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole indistinct to 1/2 as long as leaf blade; leaf blade elliptic to elliptic-oblanceolate, 2.5--7 cm, enlarging to 14 cm at fruiting, 0.5--2.3 cm wide, abaxially copiously white farinose, adaxially densely minutely brownish glandular, base attenuate, margin nearly entire to obscurely crenulate, apex rounded. Scapes (8--)10--25 cm; umbels (3--)5--25-flowered; bracts lanceolate, 4--8 mm, apex acuminate. Pedicel 1.2--3 cm, elongating to 7 cm in fruit, initially white farinose. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx campanulate, 5--6 mm, ± white farinose outside, cream-yellow farinose inside, parted 1/3--1/2; lobes ovate to narrowly triangular, apex acute. Corolla rose to rose-purple; limb 1.5--2 cm wide; lobes obovate, deeply emarginate. Pin flowers: corolla tube 8--9 mm; stamens ca. 3 mm above base of corolla tube; style nearly reaching mouth. Thrum flowers: corolla tube thinner, ca. 1 cm; stamens in upper 1/2 of corolla tube; style ca. 1.5 mm. Capsule cylindric, ca. 2 X as long as calyx. Fl. May-Jul.

* Grassy mountain slopes, shrubs; 2700--3100 m. W Sichuan


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