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138. Primula virginis H. Léveillé, Monde Pl. 17(92): 1. 1915.

乌蒙紫晶报春 wu meng zi jing bao chun

Primula leimonophila I. B. Balfour; P. petrophyes I. B. Balfour.

Herbs perennial, efarinose, glabrous, with remains of old leaves and few lanceolate bud scales at base. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole 0.5--1.5 cm, winged by decurrent leaf blade; leaf blade lanceolate to narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, 1.5--5 X 0.5--1.4 cm, tapering to base, sparsely minutely brown punctate, margin remotely denticulate or sometimes nearly entire, apex acute. Scapes 6--12(--22) cm; umbels 1(or rarely 2), superimposed, 2--4-flowered; bracts linear-lanceolate, 4--8 mm. Pedicel 3--8(--13) mm. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx nearly cylindric, 5--7 mm, parted to ca. middle or slightly below, 5-veined; lobes narrowly lanceolate, apex acute to subobtuse. Corolla blue-purple, 1.5--1.8 cm, with a cylindric base nearly as long as calyx, upper part expanded and campanulate; limb ca. 1.3 cm wide; lobes oblong, ca. 4--5 mm, apex subtruncate to slightly emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens ca. 2 mm above base of corolla tube; style 7--7.5 mm. Thrum flowers with positions reciprocal. Capsule ovoid, nearly as long as calyx. Fl. May-Jun.

* On mossy rocks in damp valleys; 3300--3700 m. NE Yunnan (Qiaojia Xian)


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