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Primula souliei Franch.


Description from Flora of China

Primula legendrei Bonati; P. parvula Pax & K. Hoffmann; P. souliei subsp. legendrei (Bonati) W. W. Smith & Forrest.

Herbs perennial. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole 1--3 X as long as leaf blade; leaf blade ovate to broadly ovate, 1--2 X 0.5--1.5 cm, abaxially pale yellow farinose or efarinose, adaxially short scurfy pubescent, appearing scabrous, base truncate to obscurely cordate, margin irregularly crenate-dentate, apex obtuse to rounded. Scapes 4--12 cm, sparsely pubescent; umbels (1- or)2--8-flowered; bracts subulate to linear-lanceolate, 5--9 mm. Pedicel 0.5--1.5 cm, puberulous, sometimes farinose. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx often tinged with purple, tubular-campanulate, 5--8 mm, efarinose or scarcely farinose, parted to middle or above, obscurely 5-ribbed; lobes linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, apex acute to obtuse. Corolla bluish purple; tube 0.9--1.1 cm; limb 1--1.8 cm wide; lobes obovate-cuneate, deeply emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens ca. 2.5 mm above base of corolla tube; style ca. as long as calyx. Thrum flowers: stamens slightly above middle of corolla tube; style ca. 1 mm. Capsule ovate, shorter than calyx. Fl. Jul.

* In rock crevices; ca. 4000 m. W Sichuan


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