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36. Primula septemloba Franchet, Bull. Soc. Bot. France. 32: 265. 1885.

七指报春 qi zhi bao chun

Herbs perennial. Rhizomes with numerous fibrous roots. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole 4--15 cm, densely fulvous pilose; leaf blade suborbicular, 5--10(--15) cm wide, abaxially with grayish long spreading hairs along veins, adaxially sparsely pilose, base deeply cordate, palmately lobed to 1/3 its width; lobes 7--9, broadly triangular, margin incised-dentate and irregularly denticulate, apex obtuse. Scapes 10--30(--50) cm, densely fulvous pilose; umbels 1(or rarely 2 or 3), superimposed, 3--6-flowered; bracts linear-lanceolate to narrowly oblong, 5--10 mm. Pedicel 0.5--2 cm, densely glandular pubescent. Flowers drooping, homostylous. Calyx usually tinged with purple, 5.5--8 mm, sparsely glandular pubescent or glabrescent, parted to middle or slightly below; lobes lanceolate, costate. Corolla deep purplish rose; tube 0.8--1.2 cm; limb 6--12 mm wide; lobes oblong-obovate, 4--5 X 2--4 mm, emarginate. Capsule elliptic, ca. as long as calyx. 2n = 24@.

Woodlands, streamsides; 2400--4000 m. SW Sichuan, S Xizang, NW Yunnan.

1 Stamens and stigma located near apex of corolla tube   36a var. septemloba
+ Stamens and stigma located on lower 1/2 of corolla tube   36b var. minor

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