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22. Primula sinolisteri I. B. Balfour, Trans. Bot. Soc. Edinburgh. 26: 330. 1915.

铁梗报春 tie geng bao chun

Herbs perennial. Rhizomes comparatively stout, woody, with remains of old foliage. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole ± wiry, 3--13 cm, vaginate and usually tinged with red at base; leaf blade broadly ovate to suborbicular, 2--8.5 X 2--7 cm, glabrous or sparsely puberulous, base cordate, margin undulate-lobulate, apex rounded to obtuse, sometimes acute; lobules broadly triangular to suborbicular, margin remotely hydathode-denticulate; veins in 3 or 4 pairs, proximal 1 or 2 pairs basal. Scapes 5--20 cm; umbel solitary, 2--8-flowered; bracts linear to lanceolate, 3--8 mm, pubescent. Pedicel 7--12(--20) mm. Flowers heterostylous or homostylous. Calyx broadly campanulate, 4--10 mm, short pubescent, parted to 1/3; lobes broadly triangular, apex acute to apiculate. Corolla white or rose; limb 1.5--2.5 cm wide; lobes obovate, 2-lobed. Capsule globose, included within calyx. 2n = 24@.

Stony grassy slopes, open forests, on rocks and mossy banks of shaded slopes bordering valleys; 2300--3300 m. C and W Yunnan.

1 Flowers heterostylous; petiole and scapes puberulous or short pubescent   22a var. sinolisteri
+ Flowers homostylous; petiole and scapes pilose   22b var. aspera

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