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223. Primula scopulorum I. B. Balfour & Farrer in I. B. Balfour, Trans. Bot. Soc. Edinburgh. 27: 243. 1917.

米仓山报春 mi cang shan bao chun

Herbs perennial, with thick stringy roots. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole 1/4--1/3 as long as leaf blade; leaf blade elliptic to obovate-elliptic, 2--4.5 X 1--2.3 cm, abaxially densely white farinose becoming cream-yellow when dry, base attenuate, margin irregularly blunt dentate, apex obtuse. Scapes 2.5--6 cm, scarcely farinose near base; umbels (2- or)3--5-flowered; bracts lanceolate, 4--6 mm. Pedicel 0.8--2 cm, scarcely farinose. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx campanulate, 5--7 mm, sparingly farinose outside, densely so inside, parted slightly below middle, 5-ribbed; lobes lanceolate. Corolla rose-purple to pale purple; limb 1.5--2 cm wide; lobes obovate, deeply emarginate. Pin flowers: corolla tube 1.2--1.3 cm; stamens ca. 2 mm above base of corolla tube; style reaching mouth. Thrum flowers: corolla tube 1.4--1.5 cm; stamens 1.1--1.2 cm above base of corolla tube; style 2.5--3 mm. Capsule nearly as long as calyx. Fl. Apr-May.

* Shaded moist areas, in rock crevices; 1500--3000 m. S Gansu, S Shaanxi, NE Sichuan


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