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Primula aromatica W. W. Smith et Forr.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Rhizomes usually coated with withered remains of foliage at apex. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole 2--5.5 cm, with white multicellular hairs, vaginate at base; leaf blade ovate-oblong to broadly ovate or suborbicular, 1.5--4 X 1.3--3.5 cm, membranous when dry, abaxially pubescent along veins, adaxially glabrescent or sparsely pilose, base shallowly cordate to subtruncate, 7--11-lobulate, apex rounded; lobules usually with 1 or 2 acute teeth. Scapes 5--12 cm, sparsely pilose; racemes solitary, lax, 1--5-flowered; bracts linear, 5--7 mm, ± pubescent. Pedicel less than 2 mm. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx broadly campanulate, 4--6 mm, glandular pubescent outside, parted nearly to base; lobes lanceolate to oblong, leaflike, apex acute to obtuse. Corolla rose to pale bluish pink; tube yellow, 1.2--1.3 cm; limb 1.4--1.8 cm wide; lobes obovate, emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens ca. 3 mm above base of corolla tube; style nearly as long as tube. Thrum flowers: stamens ca. 9 mm above base of corolla tube; style ca. 2 mm. Capsule subglobose, ca. 3 mm in diam. Fl. Jul-Aug.

* In limestone rock crevices; 2800--3300 m. NW Yunnan.


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