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Primula aerinantha Balf. f. et Purdom


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole narrowly winged, 1/4 to slightly longer than leaf blade; leaf blade oblong to elliptic, 1--6 X 0.5--3 cm, sparsely pilose, base short attenuate, margin crenate-dentate, apex rounded to obtuse. Scapes 12--35 cm, sparsely pubescent; inflorescence capitate or short spicate, 3--15- flowered; bracts green or tinged purple, linear, ca. 1/2 as long as calyx. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx cup-shaped, ca. 3 mm, purplish outside, parted to middle or below; lobes ovate-lanceolate, apex acute glandular ciliolate. Corolla bluish purple; tube 8--10 mm; limb 7--10 X ca. 10 mm; lobes spreading, obovate-oblong, 3--4 X ca. 3 mm, slightly emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens 2--3 mm above base of corolla tube; style ca. 5 mm. Thrum flowers: stamens 6--8 mm above base of corolla tube; style ca. 2 mm. Capsule ovoid, slightly longer than calyx. Fl. Jul.

* In limestone rock crevices; 3000--4000 m. S Gansu.


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