YASIN J. NASIR
Primula flavescens (Maxim.) Derganc
A lax caespitose, stoloniferous perennial. Stolons 25-40 x 1-1.5 mm, reddish-brown, glabrescent. Leaves pale green to green, in rosettes, dimorphic; outer leaves 3-4.5 x 2.5-3.5 mm, oblong-obovate to obovate, obtuse, inner ones longer, 9-14.5 x 2-5 mm, oblanceolate to broad lanceolate, obtuse to subacute. Scape 17-47 x 1-1.5 mm, sparse pubescent-glandulose, villous so at the base of the umbel, 6-8-flowered. Bracts 6-7 x 2-3 mm, leafy, obovate, glandular-villous. Pedicels shorter than the bracts, up to 5 mm long, subequal, glandular-pubescent. Calyx 2.5-2.8 mm long, cupular, 1/3 rd cleft, glandular-villous; lobes obtuse, villous. Corolla tube c. equal to calyx in length; limb 7.5-9 mm broad; lobes c. 3 mm long, obovate, entire, throat barely annulate. Anthers subsessile, ovate, c. 0.8 mm. Ovary globose-depressed, style 1 mm long, stigma capitate. Capsule more or less included in the calyx, ovaloid, valves obtuse. Seeds not seen.
Holotype: Tibet Occidentali-boreali: jugo Keria fauce fl. Kurab ad latera regionis mediae, Przewalski 85 (Probably at LE).
Distribution: Karakorams and N.W. Tibet.
The species has been reportedly collected from the Hunza and Bukshel valleys (R.R. Stewart, 1972).
Related to Androsace studiosorum but differs in being less robust and with yellow flowers. Martelli (Rivista Monografica del genere Androsace, 1890), considers the species as synonymous with Androsace sarmentosa. It differs from that species in the yellow flowers and absence of brown indument.