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280. Primula violacea W. W. Smith & Kingdon-Ward, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 14: 54. 1923.

紫穗报春 zi sui bao chun

Herbs perennial. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole winged, 1/5--1/2 as long as leaf blade; leaf blade oblanceolate to narrowly oblong, 3--9 X 1--1.5 cm, tapering to base, scabrous-pubescent, margin nearly entire or remotely blunt dentate, apex rounded. Scapes 15--28 cm, glabrous, sparsely glandular or thin white or cream-yellow farinose near apex; spikes 10- to many flowered; bracts narrowly oblong, white farinose. Flowers reflexed, heterostylous. Calyx cup-shaped, 4--5 mm, parted slightly below middle; lobes ovate, sparsely glandular, farinose at base, apex rounded to obscurely emarginate. Corolla deep violet; tube 9--10 mm; limb 6--9 mm wide; lobes nearly quadrate, 2--2.5 mm, obscurely emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens ca. 1 mm above base of corolla tube; style ca. as long as tube. Thrum flowers with positions reciprocal. Capsule elliptic, slightly longer than calyx. Fl. Jul.

* Moist meadows, thicket margins; 3600--4300 m. SW Sichuan


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