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Primula latisecta W. W. Smith


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, with slender creeping rhizomes. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole 5--14 cm, with dense fulvous multicellular hairs; leaf blade suborbicular, 4--8 cm wide, abaxially sparsely minutely glandular and pubescent mainly along veins, adaxially pilose, base deeply cordate, palmately 7-lobed to middle; lobes obovate, 3-lobulate, coarsely obtuse dentate. Scapes 7--20 cm, sparsely pilose; umbel solitary, 2--4-flowered; bracts lanceolate, 4--8 mm. Pedicel 1--1.5 cm, pilose. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx campanulate, 6.5--8.5 mm, sparsely pubescent, parted slightly below middle; lobes lanceolate, with 1 main vein and 2 lateral veins. Corolla rose to purplish; tube 0.9--1.1 cm; limb 1.5--2 cm wide; lobes obovate, ca. 7 X 6 mm, emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens ca. 2 mm above base of corolla tube; style slightly exserted from tube. Thrum flowers: stamens slightly below annulus; style 2--3 mm. Capsule ellipsoid, ca. as long as calyx. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Sep. 2n = 22@.

* Spruce and oak forests; 3100--3500 m. S Xizang


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