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26. Primula sinomollis I. B. Balfour & Forrest in I. B. Balfour, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 9: 44. 1915.

华柔毛报春 hua rou mao bao chun

Primula cinerascens Franchet subsp. sinomollis (I. B. Balfour & Forrest) W. W. Smith & Forrest; P. cinerascens subsp. sylvicola (Hutchinson) W. W. Smith & Forrest; P. sinomollis I. B. Balfour & Forrest var. alba I. B. Balfour & Forrest; P. sylvicola Hutchinson.

Herbs perennial, with numerous fibrous roots. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole 5--15 cm, densely rust-colored pilose; leaf blade broadly elliptic to suborbicular, 3--14 X 3--8(--12) cm, abaxially with longer hairs along veins, adaxially with appressed multicellular hairs, base cordate, margin sinuate-lobulate, apex rounded; lobules with broad triangular teeth; veins in 6--8 pairs. Scapes 10--30 cm, fulvous villous; umbels 3--10, superimposed, 3--9-flowered, sometimes with flowers not in regular whorls and ± racemose; bracts linear to linear-lanceolate, 6--8 mm, pubescent. Pedicel 0.7--1.5 cm, fulvous pilose. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx narrowly campanulate, 5--6.5 mm, parted to middle, 5-veined; lobes narrowly lanceolate, sparsely pilose, apex acute. Corolla bright rose to deep purplish rose; limb ca. 1.5 cm wide; lobes obovate, 6--9 mm, deeply emarginate. Pin flowers: corolla tube 7--8 mm, slightly longer than calyx; stamens ca. 3 mm above base of corolla tube; style ca. 5 mm. Thrum flowers: corolla tube 9--10 mm; stamens ca. 3 mm below mouth of corolla tube; style reaching middle of tube. Capsule ellipsoid, slightly shorter than calyx. Fl. Apr.

* Open forests; 1800--2700 m. W Yunnan (Longling Xian, Tengchong Xian)


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