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35. Primula palmata Handel-Mazzetti, Kaiserl. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-Naturwiss. Kl., Anz. 61: 132. 1924.

掌叶报春 zhang ye bao chun

Herbs perennial, stoloniferous, with creeping rhizomes; stolons to 10 cm, internodes 1--5 cm, rooting at apex. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole 2--19 cm, with fulvous long hairs; leaf blade suborbicular, 1.5--8 cm wide, abaxially pilose along veins, adaxially with multicellular hairs, base cordate, palmately lobed to 3/4 its width or more into 5--7 lobes; lobes 3-lobulate; segments with 1--3 acute teeth. Scapes slender, 4.5--17 cm, sparsely pilose; umbel solitary, 1--4-flowered; bracts linear-lanceolate, 5--8 mm. Pedicel 0.7--2.5 cm, sparsely pubescent. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx campanulate, 5--7 mm, ± pilose, parted to 2/3; lobes lanceolate, 3-veined. Corolla rose or purplish; tube 8.5--11 mm; limb 1.5--2 cm wide; lobes broadly obovate, 5--8 mm wide, 2-lobed; lobules crenulate. Pin flowers: stamens ca. 2 mm above base of corolla tube; style ca. as long as tube. Thrum flowers with positions reciprocal. Capsule unknown. Fl. May-Jun.

* Woodland margins; 3000--3800 m. W Sichuan


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