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Primula gracilipes Craib


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, without basal bud scales at anthesis. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole very short or nearly obsolete in outer leaves, ca. as long as to longer than leaf blade in inner leaves; leaf blade elliptic to obovate-elliptic or oblong-spatulate, 3--7 X 1--3.5 cm, sparsely minutely glandular, abaxially occasionally cream-colored farinose, base cuneate to subrounded, margin erose-denticulate, apex rounded. Scapes never developed; inflorescence arising from leaf rosette, many flowered. Pedicel 1--6 cm, glandular. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx campanulate to tubular campanulate, 5--9 mm, cream-yellow farinose or glandular, parted to middle; lobes oblong to ovate-oblong, apex acuminate to subobtuse. Corolla pink-purple; limb 1.5--3 cm wide; lobes broadly obovate, usually 3-toothed. Pin flowers: corolla tube ca. 1.1 cm; stamens ca. 5 mm above tube base; style ca. as long as to slightly longer than tube. Thrum flowers: corolla tube 1.2--1.3 cm; stamens toward tube apex; style slightly longer than calyx. Capsule subglobose, shorter than calyx, disintegrating at maturity. Fl. May-Jun. 2n = 22, 36.

Forests; 3500--4000 m. S Xizang [Bhutan, NE India, Nepal, Sikkim]


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