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Primula kialensis Franch.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, forming dense tufts with many rosettes. Petiole usually inconspicuous, occasionally nearly as long as leaf blade; leaf blade oblong-obovate to elliptic or subspatulate, 15--35 X 5--12 mm, abaxially densely yellow farinose, adaxially efarinose or scarcely farinose, base cuneate-attenuate, margin dentate-crenate to irregularly deep dentate, apex rounded to obtuse. Scapes 1--3.5(--4) cm, farinose toward apex; umbels (1- or)2--6-flowered; bracts linear-lanceolate to linear, 3--8 mm, ± farinose. Pedicel 1--2.5 cm, ca. as long as to shorter than scape. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx campanulate to narrowly campanulate, 5--8 mm, sparingly yellow farinose outside, densely so inside, parted to middle or below, 5-veined; lobes lanceolate, apex acute to acuminate. Corolla rose or pale purple; limb 1.5--2 cm wide; lobes obovate, deeply emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens near base of corolla tube; style ca. 2/3 as long as tube to exserted. Thrum flowers: stamens in upper 1/2 of corolla tube; style ca. 2 mm. Capsule elliptic, slightly shorter than calyx.

* On limestone rocks and cliffs; 1500--2500 m. NW and W Sichuan.


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