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229. Primula socialis F. H. Chen & C. M. Hu, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 59(2): 295. 1990.

群居粉报春 qun ju fen bao chun

Herbs perennial, forming dense mats consisting of many rosettes. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole very short to nearly as long as leaf blade; leaf blade obovate-elliptic to oblanceolate, 10--30 X 3--8 mm, membranous when dry, abaxially fugaciously pale-yellow farinose, adaxially glandular or scarcely farinose, base cuneate-attenuate, margin dentate above middle, apex obtuse to rounded. Scapes obsolete. Pedicel 6--8 mm, yellow farinose; bract solitary, at base, linear, 3--4 mm. Flowers solitary, heterostylous. Calyx campanulate, 4--5 mm, yellow farinose, parted to middle or below, obscurely 5-veined; lobes narrowly triangular to lanceolate, apex acute. Corolla pale rose-purple; limb 1--1.8 cm wide; lobes obovate, 5--6 X ca. 4 mm, deeply emarginate. Pin flowers: corolla tube ca. 7 cm; stamens ca. 1.5 mm above base of corolla tube; style ca. 5 mm. Thrum flowers: corolla tube ca. 9 mm; stamens ca. 6 mm above base of corolla tube; style ca. 2 mm. Capsule unknown.

* In shaded rock crevices; ca. 3000 m. W Yunnan (Tengchong Xian)


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