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Primula lacerata W. W. Smith


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, efarinose. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole 1--2 X as long as leaf blade, puberulous; leaf blade ovate-rotund to suborbicular, 2--6 X 2--5 cm, firm papery, glabrous, abaxially glaucescent, base shallowly cordate, margin obscurely crenulate, apex rounded to obtuse. Scapes 8--18 cm, puberulous; umbel solitary, 3--7-flowered; bracts lanceolate, 3--7 mm, axils with small petiolate leaves at fruiting. Pedicel 0.5--1.5 cm, elongating to 3 cm in fruit, fulvous pubescent. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx campanulate to tubular-campanulate, 6--7 mm, puberulous, parted to ± middle, 5-veined; lobes ovate, apex acute to obtuse. Corolla lavender-blue to bright pink; tube 1.1--1.3 cm, pilose inside; limb 1.5--2.5 cm wide; lobes obovate, apex 2-cleft; lobules lacerate. Pin flowers: stamens at middle of corolla tube; style exserted. Thrum flowers: stamens toward apex of corolla tube; style ca. 7 mm. Capsule included in calyx, disintegrating at maturity. Fl. Apr.

Rocky mountain slopes, mixed forests; ca. 2500 m. E Xizang [NW Myanmar].


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