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Primula henryi (Hemsl.) Pax


Description from Flora of China

Carolinella henryi Hemsley, Hooker's Icon. Pl. 8: t. 2726. 1902.

Herbs perennial, glabrous. Rhizomes to 2 cm in diam., with fibrous roots. Leaves 2 or 3 per rosette; petiole 10--18 cm; leaf blade broadly ovate to ovate-lanceolate or ovate-elliptic, 10--20 X 3.5--12 cm, subleathery when dry, base rounded or subcuneate, margin spiny dentate, often with 1 or 2 lobules toward apex, apex acuminate. Scapes 15--21 cm; racemes abbreviated, 10--25-flowered; axis initially very short, to 1--1.5 cm in fruit; bracts linear, 3--5 mm. Pedicel erect, 5--10 mm. Flowers secund. Calyx campanulate, ca. 3 mm, parted to 1/3; lobes triangular, apex acute. Corolla pink(?); tube ca. 7 mm; limb 1--1.2 cm wide; lobes oblong-obovate, 4--4.5 X ca. 3 mm, deeply emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens at middle of corolla tube; style exserted. Thrum flowers unknown. Capsule ellipsoid, slightly longer than calyx, narrowed toward apex into a beak.

Wet areas in broad-leaved evergreen forests; 1600--1700 m. SE Yunnan (Malipo Xian, Pingbian Xian) [N Vietnam].


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