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146. Primula reticulata Wallich ex Roxburgh, Fl. Ind. 2: 21. 1824.

网叶钟报春 wang ye zhong bao chun

Herbs perennial. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole 1--3 X as long as leaf blade; leaf blade ovate-oblong to oblong, 2--10 X 2--4.5 cm, glabrous or sparsely minutely glandular along veins abaxially, base shallowly cordate to rounded, margin dentate to crenate-dentate, apex rounded. Scapes 18--45 cm, scarcely farinose toward apex; umbels 4--12-flowered; bracts linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, 0.7--2 cm, occasionally dentate. Pedicel 1--5 cm, farinose. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx tubular-campanulate, 5--11 mm, sparsely pale yellow farinose outside, more densely so inside, parted to 1/3, prominently 5-veined; lobes slightly recurved, lanceolate, apex acute. Corolla white to cream-white or cream-yellow; tube 1--1.4 cm; limb 1--2 cm wide; lobes obovate to obovate-oblong, margin entire to obscurely emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens at middle of corolla tube; style ca. as long as tube or slightly exserted. Thrum flowers: stamens toward apex of corolla tube; style ca. 2 mm. Capsule cylindric, ca. as long as to slightly longer than calyx. Fl. Jun. 2n = 22.

In thickets on mountain slopes; ca. 3000 m. S Xizang (Nyalam Xian) [Bhutan, NE India, Nepal, Sikkim].


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