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244. Primula praetermissa W. W. Smith, Trans. Bot. Soc. Edinburgh. 33: 117. 1941.

匙叶小报春 shi ye xiao bao chun

Herbs perennial, efarinose, less than 1.5 cm tall. Leaf rosettes 1.5 cm in diam., with remains of old leaves at base. Petiole narrowly winged, nearly as long as leaf blade; leaf blade spatulate to oblanceolate, 5--12 X 1--2 mm, tapering to base, glabrous or occasionally sparsely minutely glandular abaxially, margin entire or occasionally with 1--3 small teeth on each side, apex obtuse. Scapes less than 3 mm, with a solitary flower; bracts solitary, linear, ca. 0.5 mm, inserted 1--2 mm below calyx. Flower terminal, homostylous. Calyx campanulate, 2--2.5 mm, glabrous, parted to near middle; lobes triangular, apex acute to obtuse. Corolla bluish purple; tube ca. 5 mm; limb 4--5 mm wide; lobes oblong, ca. 2 X 1 mm, emarginate. Stamens at middle of corolla tube. Style ca. 2.5 mm. Capsule cylindric, to 5.5 mm.

* Damp meadows; ca. 4000 m. SE Xizang (Mainling Xian)


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