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Primula hookeri Watt


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, base with overlapping bud scales; scales reddish, ovate to oblong, 0.5--2 cm. Leaves subsessile, 1.5--4 X 0.6--1.5 cm, slightly emergent from basal scales at anthesis, to 15 X 5 cm and distinctly petiolate at fruiting; leaf blade oblong-obovate to spatulate, tapering to base, apex rounded to obtuse. Scapes less than 3 mm, included in leaves, elongating to 30 cm in fruit, sparsely glandular; umbels (1- or)2- or 3-flowered; bracts linear to subulate, 5--7 mm. Pedicel 1--2 mm, glandular. Flowers homostylous. Calyx broadly campanulate or poculiform, 5--8 mm, minutely glandular, parted nearly to middle; lobes suborbicular to rectangular, glandular ciliate, margin denticulate. Corolla white or blue-violet; tube 7--8 mm; limb 7--10 mm wide; lobes oblong nearly erect, subtruncate or slightly emarginate at apex. Stamens inserted at middle of corolla tube. Style slightly longer than anthers. Capsule disintegrating at maturity.

Alpine meadows, rocky slopes, forests, gravelly avalanche deposits; 3900--5000 m. SE Xizang, NW Yunnan [Bhutan, NE India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim]


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