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Primula chumbiensis W. W. Smith


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole nearly as long as to 2 X as long as leaf blade; leaf blade oblong to ovate-oblong or elliptic, 1--4 X 1--2 cm, firm papery or subleathery, base short cuneate, rounded, or cordate, margin crenate-serrate, apex rounded; reticulate veins ± obscure abaxially. Scapes 10--25 cm, scarcely farinose toward apex; umbels 2--7-flowered; bracts linear-lanceolate to subulate, 3--12 mm. Pedicel 1--4 cm, elongating to 8 cm in fruit, scarcely farinose. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx cylindric to tubular-campanulate, 6--9 mm, scarcely farinose, densely reddish striate outside, parted to near middle, prominently 5-veined; lobes triangular-lanceolate, apex slightly recurved. Corolla yellow; limb 1--1.5 cm wide; lobes nearly erect, obovate to elliptic, margin entire to obscurely emarginate. Pin flowers: corolla tube ca. 9 mm; stamens ca. 3 mm above base of corolla tube; style ca. as long as tube. Thrum flowers: corolla tube ca. 1.1 cm; stamens toward apex of corolla tube; style ca. 2 mm. Capsule oblong, nearly as long as calyx. Fl. Aug.

Alpine meadows; 5000--5300 m. S Xizang (Yadong Xian) [Bhutan].


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