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Primula candicans W. W. Smith


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, forming cushions of many leaf rosettes. Petiole narrowly winged, nearly as long as leaf blade; leaf blade obovate to oblanceolate or spatulate, 2--3 X 0.5--1.5 cm, abaxially densely yellow farinose, adaxially sparsely yellow farinose, base attenuate, margin denticulate on upper 1/2, apex rounded or acute. Scapes to 1 cm, farinose, 1--4-flowered; bracts linear to linear-lanceolate, 5--7 mm, farinose. Pedicel 5--10 mm, elongating slightly in fruit. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx narrowly campanulate to tubular, 6.5--7 mm, sparsely farinose outside, parted to below middle; lobes lanceolate, apex acute. Corolla bluish purple, sparsely farinose outside; tube 1.3--1.4 cm; limb 1--2 cm wide; lobes obovate, deeply emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens ca. 7 mm above base of corolla tube; style reaching mouth. Thrum flowers with positions reciprocal. Capsule slightly shorter than calyx. Fl. May.

* On rocks; 4100--4200 m. SE Xizang (Bomi Xian).


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