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21. Primula rubifolia C. M. Hu, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 26: 307. 1988.

莓叶报春 mei ye bao chun

Herbs perennial. Rhizomes comparatively stout, woody, with remains of old foliage. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole (3--)5--17 cm, densely fulvous pilose; leaf blade broadly ovate to suborbicular, 3--8.5 X 2.5--9.5 cm, abaxially pubescent mainly along veins, adaxially sparsely strigillose or glabrescent, base deeply cordate, 7--9-lobulate, apex rounded to obtuse; lobules broadly ovate or nearly rounded, margin remotely hydathode-denticulate; lateral veins in 3 or 4 pairs, proximal 1 or 2 pairs basal. Scapes 5--17 cm, elongating to 23 cm in fruit, densely fulvous pilose; umbels usually 1(or rarely 2), superimposed, 4--10-flowered; bracts linear, 3--7 mm, pilose. Pedicel 1--2 cm, fulvous pilose. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx broadly campanulate, 5--8.5 mm, pubescent, parted to ca. 1/4; lobes broadly triangular to subrotund, ciliate, apex apiculate. Corolla pale rose, with tawny hairs outside; tube 1.1--1.3 cm; limb 1.2--2 cm wide; lobes obovate, emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens ca. 3 mm above base of corolla tube; style ca. as long as tube. Thrum flowers with positions reciprocal. Capsule globose, ca. 3 mm in diam. Fl. Mar-Jun.

* On rocks in mixed forests; 1600--2900 m. Yunnan (Jingdong Xian)


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