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156. Primula optata Farrer ex I. B. Balfour, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 9: 187. 1916.

心愿报春 xin yuan bao chun

Primula longipetiolata Pax & K. Hoffmann.

Herbs perennial, with few bud scales at base, petioles and basal bud scales not overlapping. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole 1/5--1/2 as long as leaf blade, rarely nearly as long as leaf blade; leaf blade oblanceolate to oblong-spatulate, 3--7(--10) X 1--2.5(--3.5) cm, efarinose or abaxially white farinose when young, base attenuate, margin ± regularly denticulate, apex rounded. Scapes 3--5 cm, elongating to 16 cm; umbels 1 or 2, superimposed, 4--8(--10)-flowered; bracts subulate from a wide base, 5--8 mm. Pedicel 2--13 mm, ± farinose. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx tubular-campanulate, (0.7--)0.9--1.1 cm, sparsely glandular outside, usually farinose inside, parted to middle or slightly below; lobes oblong-lanceolate, apex obtuse to acute. Corolla bluish purple; limb 1.5--2 cm wide; lobes elliptic to oblong, 8--10 X 4--5 mm, margin entire. Pin flowers: corolla tube 1--1.3 cm; stamens 3--4 mm above base of corolla tube; style nearly as long as tube. Thrum flowers: corolla tube 1.3--1.5 cm; stamens at upper part of corolla tube; style ca. 4 mm. Capsule cylindric, 1.5--2 cm. Fl. May-Jun.

* Moist meadows, among rocks, forest margins; 3200--4500 m. S Gansu, E Qinghai, W Sichuan


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