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Primula laxiuscula W. W. Smith


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, lacking basal bud scales at anthesis. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole nearly obsolete, rarely nearly as long as leaf blade; leaf blade obovate to obovate-spatulate, 2--4 X 1--2 cm, tapering to base, abaxially with dense multicellular hairs along veins, adaxially with dense multicellular hairs, margin minutely crenate-denticulate or sometimes nearly entire, apex rounded. Scapes 4--10 cm, farinose toward apex; umbels lax, 2--6-flowered; bracts linear, 4--5 mm, scarcely farinose. Pedicel 2--5 mm. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx campanulate, 5--7 mm, scarcely farinose or sparsely minutely glandular outside, densely farinose inside, parted to middle; lobes lanceolate, apex acute. Corolla pale violet; tube ca. 2 X as long as calyx; limb 1--2 cm wide; lobes obovate, deeply 2-lobed. Pin flowers: stamens near base of corolla tube; style ca. 2 mm shorter than tube. Thrum flowers: stamens slightly above middle of corolla tube; style ca. 2 mm. Capsule nearly as long as calyx. Fl. Apr-May.

* Open grassy slopes, near waterfalls; ca. 3000 m. SE Xizang


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