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Primula pseudodenticulata Pax


Description from Flora of China

Primula auriculata Lamarck var. polyphylla Franchet; P. denticulata Smith subsp. stolonifera (I. B. Balfour) W. W. Smith & Forrest; P. polyphylla (Franchet) Petitmengin; P. pseudodenticulata Pax subsp. polyphylla (Franchet) W. W. Smith & Forrest; P. stolonifera I. B. Balfour.

Herbs perennial, lacking basal bud scales, sometimes producing stolons from base. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole broadly winged, indistinct to nearly as long as leaf blade; leaf blade oblanceolate to narrowly obovate-oblong, 3--10 X 0.5--2.5 cm, glabrous, abaxially minutely glandular, base attenuate, margin erose-denticulate, apex rounded or obtuse and obscurely apiculate. Scapes 6--35 cm, pale yellow farinose toward apex; umbel capitate, many flowered; bracts ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 2--5 mm, farinose, base slightly gibbous. Pedicel 1--10 mm, farinose. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx campanulate, 4--5 mm, farinose outside, parted nearly to middle; lobes narrowly ovate to oblong, apex obtuse. Corolla pink to lavender-blue, with a yellow eye; limb 7--12 mm wide; lobes obovate, deeply 2-lobed. Pin flowers: corolla tube nearly as long as calyx; stamens in lower 1/2 of corolla tube; style ca. as long as tube. Thrum flowers with positions reciprocal. Capsule elliptic, nearly as long as calyx. Fl. Dec-Feb.

* Ditches, near water, wet pastures; 1500--3300 m. SW Sichuan, Yunnan


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