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245. Primula muscoides J. D. Hooker ex Watt, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 20: 15. 1882.

苔状小报春 tai zhuang xiao bao chun

Herbs perennial, forming dense small tufts. Leaf rosettes 1--1.5 cm in diam. Leaves sessile, oblong-cuneate to obovate, 5--10 X 1.5--5 mm, slightly narrowed to base, subleathery, glabrous, efarinose, apex subtruncate, with 3--7 sharp teeth. Scapes absent at anthesis, elongating to 8--10 mm in fruit, with a solitary flower. Pedicel less than 1 mm, yellow farinose; bracts 2, ± clasping, ovate, 1.5--2 mm. Flower homostylous. Calyx cup-shaped, ca. 2 mm, parted slightly below middle; lobes triangular, densely yellow farinose inside and on margin. Corolla rose-purple or pale violet; tube white or nearly so, ca. 5 mm, densely white pubescent around mouth; limb ca. 5 mm wide; lobes nearly erect, narrowly oblong, deeply emarginate. Stamens just below middle of corolla tube. Style reaching anthers. Capsule subglobose, ca. 3 mm in diam. 2n = 18.

In moss on gravelly slopes; 4600--5300 m. SE Xizang [Bhutan, NE India, Nepal, Sikkim].


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