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259. Primula moschophora I. B. Balfour & Forrest in I. B. Balfour, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 9: 186. 1916.

麝香美报春 she xiang mei bao chun

Primula bella subsp. moschophora (I. B. Balfour & Forrest) W. W. Smith & Forrest.

Herbs perennial, often producing 1.5--3(--7) cm stolons. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole narrowly winged, usually ca. as long as leaf blade; leaf blade elliptic to obovate, sometimes subrhomboid or narrowly spatulate, 5--8 X ca. 4 mm, abaxially densely white farinose, adaxially sparsely minutely glandular, base attenuate, margin deeply dentate, apex obtuse to rounded. Scapes 1--1.8 cm, sparsely glandular, 1(or rarely 2 or 3)-flowered; bracts 2, unequal, linear to linear-lanceolate, to ca. 3 mm. Pedicel ca. 1 mm. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx campanulate, 5--6 mm, ± farinose, parted to middle, conspicuously 5-veined; lobes triangular to oblong triangular, apex acute. Corolla purplish rose; tube 7.5--11 mm, with a tuft of hairs at throat; limb 1--1.5 cm wide; lobes obovate, deeply emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens 2--2.5 mm above base of corolla tube; style reaching mouth. Thrum flowers: stamens toward apex of corolla tube; style ca. 5 mm. Capsule cylindric, slightly shorter than calyx. Fl. Jul-Aug.

Moist stony pastures; ca. 3700 m. W Yunnan (Lushui Xian, Pianma Xian, Tengchong Xian) [N Myanmar].


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