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Primula chartacea Franch.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, efarinose. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole narrowly winged, ca. as long as to shorter than leaf blade; leaf blade ovate to broadly elliptic or suborbicular, 2.5--5 X 2--4.5 cm, becoming glabrous, firm papery or subleathery, abaxially glaucescent, base rounded to cordulate, margin nearly entire to obscurely crenulate, apex rounded, initially puberulous along veins. Scapes 5--14 cm, ± puberulous on upper part; umbel solitary, 2--6-flowered; bracts lanceolate to narrowly oblong, 4--7 mm. Pedicel 0.5--1.5 cm, puberulous. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx narrowly campanulate, 5--8 mm, puberulous, parted to middle; lobes oblong, apex rounded to obtuse. Corolla rose-lilac or rose-purple; tube 9--10 mm, puberulous inside; limb 1--1.5 mm wide; lobes broadly obovate, emarginate; lobules entire. Pin flowers: stamens at middle of corolla tube; style slightly exserted. Thrum flowers: stamens toward apex of corolla tube; style ca. 3 mm. Capsule included in calyx, disintegrating at maturity. Fl. Apr-May.

* At margins of mixed forests; ca. 1800 m. N Yunnan (Daguan Xian, Yanjin Xian).


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