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Primula pauliana W. W. Smith et Forr.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole 7--18 cm, sparsely pilose; leaf blade suborbicular to broadly ovate, 3--10 cm wide, abaxially pubescent along veins, adaxially sparsely pilose or nearly glabrous, base deeply cordate, palmately 7-lobulate; lobules triangular, margin irregularly dentate, ciliate; veins in 2 or 3 pairs, proximal 1 or 2 pairs basal. Scapes 15--45 cm, pilose; inflorescences racemose, 10--30-flowered; bracts linear to linear-lanceolate, 3--7 mm. Pedicel 5--10 mm, densely short glandular pubescent. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx narrowly campanulate, 5--6 mm, glandular pubescent outside, glabrous inside, parted to middle, distinctly 5-veined; lobes narrowly triangular. Corolla pale yellow or rose-purple; tube ca. 1.1 cm; limb 1.5--2 cm; lobes obovate, 6--7 X ca. 5 mm, emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens near base of corolla tube; style ca. as long as tube. Thrum flowers: stamens near apex of corolla tube; style ca. 1.5 mm. Capsule oblong, 1--1.5 cm, 2--3 X longer than calyx. 2n = 24@.

* Open meadows, thicket margins, in moist rock crevices, wet areas in mountain valley woodlands; 2500--3000 m. Sichuan, N Yunnan.


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