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193. Primula littledalei I. B. Balfour & Watt, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 9: 179. 1916.

白粉圆叶报春 bai fen yuan ye bao chun

Primula consocia W. W. Smith.

Herbs perennial, base with withered leaves. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole 2--11 cm; leaf blade orbicular to reniform, 1--7.5 cm wide, abaxially white farinose, adaxially puberulous, base deeply cordate to truncate, margin coarsely dentate to double-dentate, apex rounded; lateral veins subbasal. Scapes 4--18 cm, puberulous; umbels 3--15-flowered; bracts linear-lanceolate to lanceolate or oblanceolate, 0.5--1.5 cm. Pedicel 0.5--1.5(--3) cm, puberulous. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx campanulate, 6--8 mm, puberulous, white farinose, parted to 2/3 or below; lobes lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, apex acute to obtuse. Corolla pink, lilac, or pale purple; tube 9--10(--13) mm; limb 1.5--2 cm wide; lobes broadly obovate, margin entire to crenulate. Pin flowers: stamens ca. 2.5 mm above base of corolla tube; style slightly longer than calyx. Thrum flowers with positions reciprocal. Capsule ovoid, slightly shorter than calyx. Fl. Jun.

* In rock crevices; 4300--5000 m. S Xizang


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