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Primula rupicola Balf. f. et Forr.


Description from Flora of China

Primula rupicola I. B. Balfour & Forrest var. albicolor W. W. Smith & H. R. Fletcher.

Herbs perennial. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole narrowly winged, usually nearly as long as leaf blade; leaf blade oblanceolate to obovate or spatulate, 1--10 X 0.5--2 cm, abaxially pale yellow or white farinose, or nearly efarinose, adaxially scabrous-pubescent, base attenuate, margin irregularly dentate, apex rounded to obtuse. Scapes 2--12 cm, ± puberulous, farinose toward apex; umbels lax, 2--8-flowered; bracts linear-lanceolate, puberulous. Pedicel 0.3--2.5 cm, yellow farinose and puberulous. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx campanulate to tubular-campanulate, 6--10 mm, puberulous outside, yellow farinose inside, parted to middle, distinctly 5-veined; lobes lanceolate to narrowly oblong, margin occasionally dentate, apex acute to obtuse. Corolla rose to pale violet; tube 1.1--1.35 cm; limb 1.5--2 cm wide; lobes obovate, deeply emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens ca. 3.5 mm above base of corolla tube; style ca. 2/3 as long as tube. Thrum flowers with positions reciprocal. Capsule oblong, nearly as long as calyx. Fl. Jun-Jul. 2n = 16@.

* Stony pastures, in rock crevices; 3600--4000 m. W Sichuan, NW Yunnan


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