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236. Primula pumilio Maximowicz, Bull. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg. ser. 3, 27:498. 1881.

柔小粉报春 rou xiao fen bao chun

Primula pygmaeorum I. B. Balfour & W. W. Smith.

Herbs perennial, 1--3 cm tall. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole membranously winged, ca. as long as to sometimes 2--3 X as long as leaf blade; leaf blade elliptic to obovate-elliptic or subrhomboid, 3--15 X 2--5 mm, sparsely minutely glandular, base cuneate-attenuate, margin entire or obscurely remote denticulate, apex rounded to obtuse. Scapes very short at anthesis, elongating to 2 cm in fruit, 1--6-flowered; bracts ovate-elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, 0.5--3 mm, sometimes slightly protuberant at base, apex rounded. Pedicel 2--4 mm. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx tubular, ca. 4 mm, parted to middle or above, 5-ribbed; lobes narrowly triangular, ± glandular. Corolla pink; tube ca. as long as to slightly longer than calyx; limb 5--7 mm wide; lobes broadly obovate, deeply emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens at middle of corolla tube; style reaching mouth. Thrum flowers with positions reciprocal. Capsule cylindric, slightly longer than calyx. Fl. May-Jun.

Wet meadows; 4500--5300 m. S Gansu, Qinghai, Xizang [Bhutan].


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