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Primula megalocarpa Hara


Description from Flora of China

Primula macrophylla D. Don var. macrocarpa (Watt) W. W. Smith & H. R. Fletcher; P. nivalis var. macrocarpa (Watt) Pax; P. stuartii Wallich var. macrocarpa Watt.

Herbs perennial, with a stock formed by overlapping petioles and basal bud scales to 4 cm. Petiole broadly winged, usually shorter than leaf blade; leaf blade lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 5--18 X 0.5--2 cm, abaxially pale yellow farinose, base attenuate, margin finely denticulate, narrowly revolute, apex acute to subobtuse. Scapes 3--12 cm, farinose toward apex; umbels 1--8-flowered; bracts linear-lanceolate, 0.7--2.2 cm, apex obtuse. Pedicel 0.6--1.8 cm, elongating to 4.5 cm in fruit, farinose. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx purplish brown outside, copiously yellow farinose inside, tubular-campanulate, 0.9--1.2 cm, parted to near base; lobes oblong-oblanceolate, apex rounded. Corolla rose to purplish rose, rarely white; tube nearly as long as to slightly longer than calyx; limb 1.8--2 cm wide; lobes obovate, 0.8--1.2 X 0.6--1.4 cm, emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens ca. 4.5 mm above base of corolla tube; style slightly exceeding middle of tube. Capsule cylindric, (1.5--)1.8--3 cm. Fl. Jun-Jul.

Meadows, ditches; 4000--4600 m. S Xizang [Bhutan, Nepal].


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