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283. Primula giraldiana Pax in Engler, Pflanzenr. IV. 237(Heft 22): 92. 1905.

太白山紫穗报春 tai bai shan zi sui bao chun

Herbs perennial. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole narrowly winged, 1/3--1/2 as long as leaf blade; leaf blade narrowly oblong to oblanceolate, 6--13 X 1--2.5 cm, with multicellular hairs, abaxially sometimes with hairs confined to veins, base cuneate-attenuate, margin irregularly blunt dentate, apex obtuse. Scapes 20--35 cm, glabrous, scarcely farinose toward apex; inflorescence short spicate, 10- or more flowered; bracts lanceolate, 1--2 mm. Flowers reflexed, homostylous. Calyx broadly campanulate, 3--4 mm, parted to middle or below; lobes ovate, ciliolate, apex acute. Corolla bluish violet to pale purple; tube 6--8 mm; limb 5--8 mm wide; lobes slightly spreading, broadly ovate to suborbicular, margin entire. Stamens at middle of corolla tube. Style slightly longer than stamens. Capsule elliptic, slightly longer than calyx. Fl. Jul-Aug.

* Grassy mountain slopes; 3000--3700 m. Shaanxi (Taibai Shan)


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