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Primula tenuipes Chen et C. M. Hu


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole ca. 3 X as long as leaf blade; leaf blade ovate to suborbicular, 1.5--7 cm wide, abaxially densely minutely glandular and unevenly white farinose, adaxially sparingly glandular, base shallowly cordate, margin double-dentate, apex rounded. Scapes 5.5--14 cm, glabrous; umbels 2--8-flowered; bracts lanceolate, short-stalked glandular. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx broadly-campanulate, 5.5--6.5 mm, densely minutely glandular outside, usually white farinose inside, parted to middle or below; lobes oblong, apex acute to obtuse. Corolla rose-purple with a yellow eye; tube 1--1.3 cm; limb ca. 1.5 cm wide; lobes obovate, deeply emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens ca. 2 mm above base of corolla tube; style reaching mouth. Thrum flowers with positions reciprocal. Capsule unknown. Fl. May.

* Bordering rocks on S-facing mountain slopes; ca. 4400 m. NW Sichuan (Jinchuan Xian)


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