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Primula nutantiflora Hemsl.


Description from Flora of China

Primula fargesii Franchet.

Herbs perennial, forming dense mats of numerous rosettes. Petiole indistinct or to 1/2 as long as leaf blade; leaf blade elliptic to obovate-elliptic or oblanceolate, 10--30(--40) X 3--10 mm, abaxially densely yellow farinose, old leaves adaxially often bullate, base attenuate, margin sharply dentate above middle, apex obtuse to rounded. Scapes 2--5 cm, efarinose or farinose toward apex, 1- or 2(--5)-flowered; bracts linear to subulate, 1--5 mm, ± farinose. Pedicel 4--10 mm, yellow farinose. Flowers nodding. Calyx campanulate, 4--5(--6) mm, yellow farinose, parted below middle, 5-veined; lobes triangular to lanceolate, apex usually acute. Corolla pale violet or rose, 1.1--1.5 cm; cylindric base of tube ca. 2 mm, gradually dilated above; limb campanulate, 1--1.5 cm wide; lobes erect, oblong, 4--5 mm, deeply emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens ca. 3 mm above base of corolla tube; style 8--9 mm, prominently exserted from short base. Thrum flowers unknown. Capsule shorter than calyx. Fl. May-Jun.

* In damp rock crevices; 1900--3000 m. N Guizhou, W Hubei, E Sichuan


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