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Primula oxygraphidifolia W. W. Smith et Ward


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, with old white spongelike leaves at base. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole narrowly winged, nearly as long as to 2 X as long as leaf blade; leaf blade broadly ovate to suborbicular or ovate-lanceolate, 4--10 X 2.5--7 mm, succulent, glabrous and efarinose, base rounded, truncate to broadly cuneate, margin entire or with few blunt teeth, apex rounded to obtuse. Scapes 2.5--5 cm, with a solitary flower; bracts 1 or 2, lanceolate, 1--2 mm, adnate to ± middle of scape, apex acute. Flower heterostylous. Calyx narrowly campanulate, 5--6 mm, parted to middle; lobes oblong, apex obtuse. Corolla lavender-blue to purplish; tube 0.9--1.1 cm; limb 2--2.5 cm wide; lobes broadly obovate, deeply emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens ca. 1.5 mm above base of corolla tube; style slightly longer than calyx. Thrum flowers with positions reciprocal. Capsule unknown. Fl. Jun-Jul.

* Damp stony pastures, in moss-covered rock crevices of limestone cliffs; 4000--5000 m. SW Sichuan (Muli Xian)


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