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Primula gambeliana Watt


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, with overlapping ovate farinose bud scales at base. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole usually 3--4 X as long as leaf blade; leaf blade ovate to suborbicular, 1--10 X 0.5--6 cm, efarinose, abaxially sparsely minutely glandular, base deeply cordate to occasionally truncate, margin dentate to crenate-dentate, apex obtuse to acute. Scape 3--25 cm, glabrous or sparsely minutely glandular, umbel (1- or)2--8-flowered; bracts linear-lanceolate, 3--7 mm. Pedicel 2--10 mm, elongating to 2.5 cm in fruit, sparsely glandular. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx tubular-campanulate, 5--6.5 mm, parted to 2/3--3/5; lobes lanceolate, finely ciliolate, apex acute. Corolla purple-pink to violet-purple; limb 1.5--2.5 cm wide; lobes broadly obovate, deeply emarginate. Pin flowers: corolla tube ca. 1.1 cm; stamens at middle of tube; style nearly reaching mouth. Thrum flowers: positions reciprocal. Capsule ca. 2 X as long as calyx. Fl. Jun. 2n = 22.

In moss-covered crevices of wet cliffs; ca. 4500 m. S Xizang [Bhutan, NE India, Nepal, Sikkim].


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