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91. Primula tsariensis W. W. Smith, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 19: 211. 1937.

察日脆蒴报春 cha ri cui shuo bao chun

Herbs perennial. Basal bud scales ovate to oblong, 2--3 cm, reddish, efarinose. Petiole enveloped by basal scales, usually ca. as long as leaf blade, narrowly winged, vaginate at base; leaf blade elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, 3--8(--20) X 1.5--2(--8) cm, glabrous, base broadly cuneate, rounded to subcordate, margin regularly crenulate, apex obtuse. Scapes 2--33 cm, efarinose or scarcely farinose toward apex; umbels (1- or)2--8-(--15)-flowered; bracts often tinged with purple, linear, 0.6--1.5(--2) cm, with a wide base. Pedicel 0.5--2 cm, brownish short-stalked glandular. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx campanulate, 0.8--1.2 cm, minutely glandular, parted to middle; lobes ovate to ovate-lanceolate, ciliate, margin entire to dentate at apex, apex obtuse to acute. Corolla pink-purple to blue-purple, sometimes yellow, rarely white; tube ca. 1 cm; limb 1.5--3 cm wide; lobes broadly obovate to nearly rectangular, deeply emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens ca. 4 mm above corolla tube; style slightly exserted. Thrum flowers: stamens toward apex of corolla tube; style ca. 6.5 mm. Capsule discoid, shorter than calyx, disintegrating at maturity.

Wet meadows, streamsides, bogs in Abies forests; 3500--5000 m. SE Xizang [Bhutan]

1 (1) var. tsariensis   (1)

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