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294. Primula sherriffiae W. W. Smith, New Fl. & Silva. 8: 131. 1936.

长管垂花报春 chang guan chui hua bao chun

Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole narrowly winged, 1--2.5 cm; leaf blade usually oblanceolate, sometimes subobovate to elliptic, 5--14 X 2.5--5 cm, tapering to base, fringed with multicellular white hairs, abaxially more copiously pilose, adaxially sparsely pilose, margin entire to remotely dentate, apex rounded. Scapes 4--10 cm, glabrous, sparsely farinose; inflorescence capitate, 2--7-flowered. Flowers nearly horizontal, homostylous. Calyx cup-shaped, 4--9 mm, ± farinose, parted to 1/3; lobes ovate. Corolla pale violet; tube 18--40 X 1.5--2 mm; limb 2--3 cm wide; lobes suborbicular, margin entire. Stamens toward apex of corolla tube. Style slightly longer than anthers. Capsule subglobose, 7--8 mm in diam. Fl. Jul.

Cliffs, stony grassy slopes; 1700--2700 m. SE Xizang [Bhutan, NE India].


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