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164. Primula graminifolia Pax & K. Hoffmann, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 17: 97. 1920.

禾叶报春 he ye bao chun

Primula sinoplantaginea I. B. Balfour subsp. graminifolia (Pax & K. Hoffmann) W. W. Smith & Forrest; P. sinoplantaginea var. graminifolia (Pax & K. Hoffmann) W. W. Smith & H. R. Fletcher.

Herbs perennial, with a long stock formed by overlapping petioles and basal bud scales. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole membranously winged, wider than leaf blade, mostly concealed by basal bud scales; leaf blade linear, 2.5--7 X 2--4(--6) mm, tapering to base, abaxially white farinose, margin nearly entire, narrowly revolute, apex blunt. Scapes 3--16 cm, white farinose toward apex; umbels 1 or 2, superimposed, 2--6-flowered; bracts linear-lanceolate, 5--14 mm. Pedicel 0.5--2 cm, sparsely white farinose. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx stained blackish purple, tubular-campanulate, 8--10(--12) mm, sparsely glandular puberulous outside, ± farinose inside, parted to 3/4; lobes lanceolate. Corolla purple; tube 1--1.2(--1.4) cm; limb ca. 2.5 cm; lobes oblong to ovate-elliptic, 10--13 X 5--8 mm, margin entire. Pin flowers: stamens 3--4 mm above base of corolla tube; style ca. as long as calyx. Thrum flowers: stamens at middle of corolla tube; style ca. 2 mm. Capsule unknown. Fl. Jun-Jul.

* Grassy slopes; 4000--4800 m. NW Sichuan


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