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Primula valentiniana Hand.-Mazz.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, efarinose. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole narrowly winged, ca. 1/2 as long as leaf blade; leaf blade obovate to oblanceolate, 1.5--3 X 5--10 cm, base cuneate, margin remotely denticulate, apex acute or occasionally subobtuse and mucronate. Scapes 2.5--7(--10) cm, usually 1- or 2-flowered; bracts usually 2, alternate, 2--8 mm. Pedicel 2--10 mm. Flowers secund, heterostylous. Calyx tinged with purple, cup-shaped, 3.5--5 mm, parted nearly to middle; lobes triangular to ovate-triangular. Corolla deep wine-red, broadly campanulate, pubescent inside, 1.4--1.8 cm, base cylindric, ca. 1 mm, expanded abruptly above; limb 1.4--1.6 cm wide; lobes ca. 6 X 6 mm, apex rounded, margin entire, undulate to slightly emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens ca. 2.5 mm above base of corolla tube; style 6--7 mm. Thrum flowers: stamens 4--5 mm above base of corolla tube; style 2--3 mm. Capsule ca. as long as to slightly longer than calyx. Fl. Jul-Aug.

Alpine meadows, peat soils; 3800--4200 m. E Xizang, NW Yunnan [Myanmar].


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