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Primula secundiflora

Description from Flora of China

Primula vittata Bureau & Franchet.

Herbs perennial. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole short or occasionally ca. as long as leaf blade, broadly winged; leaf blade oblong to narrowly elliptic or oblanceolate, 5--15 X 1--3 cm, tapering toward base, sparsely minutely glandular, margin hydathode-denticulate, apex subrounded to acute. Scapes 10--60(--90) cm, white farinose toward apex; umbels 1, or occasionally 2, superimposed, 5--10-flowered; bracts 5--10 mm. Pedicel nodding at anthesis, 1--5 cm, ± farinose. Flowers secund, heterostylous. Calyx tinged with purple from lobes to base, tubular-campanulate, 7--10 mm, upper 1/2 parted, white farinose between lobes forming 5 purple and 5 white vertical stripes; lobes lanceolate to triangular-lanceolate. Corolla rose-purple to deep rose; limb 1.5--2.5 cm wide; lobes obovate-oblong, apex rounded to slightly emarginate. Pin flowers: corolla tube 9--10 mm; stamens slightly below middle of corolla tube; style ca. as long as tube. Thrum flowers: corolla tube 1--1.3 cm; stamens toward apex of corolla tube; style 2--3 mm. Capsule elliptic, ca. 1.5 X as long as calyx. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Aug-Sep. 2n = 22@.

* Ditches, wet meadows, bog margins; 3200--4800 m. E Qinghai, W Sichuan, E Xizang, NW Yunnan


 

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