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101. Primula praeflorens F. H. Chen & C. M. Hu, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 59(2): 293. 1990.

早花脆蒴报春 zao hua cui shuo bao chun

Herbs perennial, evergreen; resting buds with small membranous scales. Leaves usually numerous; petiole 0.5--2 cm, fulvous pilose; leaf blade elliptic to oblong, (1--)1.5--5.5 X 0.8--2.8 cm, ciliate, abaxially sparsely fulvous-pilose along midvein and lateral veins, adaxially sparsely pubescent along midvein, base broadly cuneate to obtuse, margin obscurely dentate to crenate, apex rounded. Scapes obsolete; inflorescences 1--3-flowered from leaf rosette, without bracts. Pedicel 5--18 cm, sparsely pilose. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx tubular campanulate, 5--6.5 mm, sparsely glandular, parted nearly to middle; lobes ovate-triangular, ciliolate, apex acuminate. Corolla rose; tube 8--9 mm; limb 1.2--1.8 cm wide; lobes obovate-oblong, emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens 2.5--3 mm above base of corolla tube; style ca. as long as tube. Capsule disintegrating at maturity. Fl. Dec.

* On rocks near woodland margins; ca. 2400 m. C Yunnan (Jingdong Xian)


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