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246. Primula waddellii I. B. Balfour & W. W. Smith in I. B. Balfour, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 9: 56. 1915.

窄筒小报春 zhai tong xiao bao chun

Herbs perennial, forming small mats less than 1 cm tall, with remains of old leaves at base. Petiole indistinct to 1/2 as long as leaf blade; leaf blade spatulate, 4--10 X 2--5 mm, minutely glandular, base attenuate, margin crenulate or denticulate on upper 1/2 or toward apex, apex rounded. Scapes 1.5--4(--10) mm, glandular, with a solitary flower; bracts 1 or 2, linear, ca. 1.5 mm, sparsely glandular ciliolate, apex acute. Flower subsessile, heterostylous. Calyx cup-shaped, 3.5--4.5 mm, parted to middle or below; lobes oblong to oblong-lanceolate, sparsely minutely glandular. Corolla purplish blue or pinkish; tube 7--10(--12) mm, white tomentose inside; limb 1--1.5 cm wide; lobes narrowly obovate, deeply emarginate; lobules linear, 2.5--3 mm, apex obtuse. Pin flowers: stamens near base of corolla tube; style reaching middle of tube. Thrum flowers with positions reciprocal. Capsule ovoid, slightly shorter than calyx. Fl. Jun.

In peat, among rocks; 4000--5000 m. S Xizang [Bhutan].


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