宝兴掌叶报春 Primula heucherifolia

  • Scientific Name: Primula heucherifolia Franch.
  • Ref: Bull. Soc. Bot. France 33:65. 1886
  • Synonyms: Auganthus heucherifolius (Franch.) Soják, Primula gagnepainii Petitm., P. lanata Pax & K. Hoffm., P. oculata Duthie ex I. B. Balf.
  • English Common Name: heuchera-leaf primrose
  • Chinese Common Name: 宝兴掌叶报春 Bǎoxīng zhǎngyè bàochūn
  • Family: Primulaceae
  • Genus: Primula
  • Distribution: On wet mossy rocks, woodland margins, streamsides; 2300–2700 m. W Sichuan.
  • Photo: 07/26/2012, Mt. Emei, Sichuan
Herbs perennial, stoloniferous. Rhizomes creeping. Leaves forming a rosette; petiole 3--15 cm, with dense fulvous multicellular hairs; leaf blade suborbicular, 2.5--9 cm wide or slightly wider than long, abaxially with long spreading hairs along veins, adaxially sparsely pilose, base deeply cordate, palmately lobed to 2/5, apex obtuse; lobes 7--11, ovate-deltoid, margin irregularly blunt dentate. Scapes 10--22(--30) cm, with dense fulvous multicellular hairs; umbel solitary, 3--6(--9)-flowered; bracts linear-lanceolate, 3--8 mm, puberulous. Pedicel 1--2.5 mm, pubescent. Flowers heterostylous. Calyx campanulate, 5--7(--8) mm, puberulous or with few long hairs, parted to middle or below; lobes lanceolate to deltoid-ovate, with 1 conspicuous main vein and 2 lateral veins. Corolla mauve-pink to deep purple; tube 1--1.3 cm; limb 1.2--2 cm wide; lobes obovate, emarginate. Pin flowers: stamens near base of corolla tube; style slightly exserted from tube. Thrum flowers: stamens toward apex of corolla tube; style ca. 3 mm. Capsule subglobose, shorter than calyx. 2n = [email protected] (Flora of China)

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