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Primula maikhaensis Balf. f. et Forr.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole indistinct to 1/2 as long as leaf blade, narrowly winged; leaf blade elliptic to ovate-spatulate, 3--10 X 1--2.5(--3) cm, abaxially densely yellow farinose, base attenuate, margin obscurely crenate, apex rounded to obtuse. Scapes 3.5--8 cm, ± farinose toward apex; umbels 2- or 3-flowered; bracts ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 5--10 mm, leaflike. Pedicel 4--10 mm, farinose. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx campanulate, 6--8 mm, parted to ± middle, 5-veined; lobes oblong-lanceolate to lanceolate, scarcely farinose outside, densely yellow farinose inside, apex subobtuse. Corolla rose-purple; tube 1--1.2 cm; limb 1.5--2 cm wide; lobes broadly obovate, deeply emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens near base of corolla tube; style reaching mouth. Thrum flowers: stamens toward apex of corolla tube; style ca. 1/2 as long as calyx. Capsule unknown.

* Rocky areas; 3000--3700 m. NW Yunnan


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