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137. Primula odontica W. W. Smith, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 19: 199. 1937.

粗齿紫晶报春 cu chi zi jing bao chun

Herbs perennial, efarinose, glabrous. Bud scales ovate to lanceolate. Leaf blade oblanceolate to elliptic or lanceolate, 5--7 X 1.5--2.5 cm, base tapering into a short winged petiole, margin irregularly dentate, spreading or slightly runcinate, apex acute to subacuminate. Scapes 9--12 cm; umbels 3--6(--10)-flowered; bracts linear, 4--10 mm. Pedicel 1--2 cm. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx green but tinged with purple, cup-shaped, 6--7 mm, parted nearly to middle; lobes lanceolate to subtriangular, apex acute. Corolla deep wine-red, campanulate, 1.5--1.7 X 1.5--1.7 cm, with a very short cylindric base and abruptly expanded upper part; lobes oblong, ca. 6 mm, margin entire or slightly emarginate, adaxially puberulous. Pin flowers: stamens 2--3 mm above base of corolla tube; style ca. 5 mm. Capsule ovoid, nearly as long as calyx. Fl. Jun-Jul.

* Open hillsides, steep grassy slopes; 4300--5000 m. SE Xizang


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