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Primula barbicalyx Wright


Description from Flora of China

Primula obconica Hance subsp. barbicalyx (C. H. Wright) W. W. Smith.

Herbs perennial. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole 1.5--7 cm, with dense tawny multicellular hairs; leaf blade ovate-elliptic to oblong, (1.5--)2--10 X 1.5--5.8 cm, abaxially sparsely pilose along veins, adaxially pubescent or becoming glabrescent, base cordate or sometimes nearly round to truncate, margin 4--6-repand-dentate, apex nearly rounded. Scapes shorter than leaf rosette, 0.5--3 cm, densely pilose; umbel solitary, 2--8-flowered; bracts linear-lanceolate, 2--5 mm, pubescent. Pedicel 0.5--2(--3) cm, pilose. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx broadly campanulate, 4--7 mm, parted to 1/3, base densely pilose; lobes triangular to ovate-triangular, apex acute. Corolla rose to nearly white; tube 0.9--1.1 cm; limb 1--1.5 cm; lobes obovate, emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens ca. 3 mm above base of corolla tube; style ca. as long as tube. Thrum flowers: stamens near apex of tube; style near base of tube. Capsule unknown.

* In limestone rock crevices; 1500--2900 m. SE Yunnan (Guangnan Xian, Mengzi Xian).


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