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279. Primula gracilenta Dunn, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 5: 64. 1911.

长瓣穗花报春 chang ban sui hua bao chun

Herbs perennial. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole narrowly winged, 1/5--1/2 as long as leaf blade; leaf blade elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 5--15 X 1--3(--4) cm, with sparse multicellular white hairs, base attenuate, margin irregularly blunt dentate, apex rounded. Scapes 10--20 cm, sparsely pilose, efarinose; inflorescences capitate or short spicate, 7--20-flowered; bracts green or tinged with purple, lanceolate. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx green or tinged with purple, cup-shaped, 3--4 mm, parted to middle; lobes ovate, ciliate, apex acute. Corolla deep bluish purple; tube 6--8 mm; limb 5--6 mm wide; lobes ovate-lanceolate, 3--4 X 1--2 mm, apex acute. Pin flowers: stamens ca. 3.5 mm above base of corolla tube; style nearly as long as tube. Thrum flowers: stamens toward apex of corolla tube; style ca. 1 mm. Capsule unknown. Fl. Jun.

* Moist meadows, in limestone rock crevices; 3000--4500 m. SW Sichuan, N and NW Yunnan


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