Primula pulchra Watt, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 20: 3 (1882) (syn: Primula dyeriana G.Watt);
Central & E. Himalaya: East Himalaya, Nepal as per POWO;

Watt in Journ. Linn. Soc. Bot. ined. ; glabrous, not mealy, basal sheaths long membranous, leaves oblong or ovate-oblong, glaucous beneath, base rounded or cordate, tip rounded, margin waved, scape short, bracts filiform or subulate membranous, flowers 2-10 loosely umbelled, corolla purple, tube funnel-shaped, mouth obscurely annulate, lobes broad obcordate.
SIKKIM HIMALAYA ; Lachen, alt. 12-14,000 ft., J. D. H. ; Jongri. Watt.
Sheaths 1-1.1/2 in. long, embracing the petioles. Leaves few, blade 1-1.1/2 in., midrib stout, nerves few ; petiole 1-1.1/2 in. Scape about equalling the petiole ; bracts much shorter and more slender than the very unequal pedicels. Calyx 1/4-1/3 in., terete. Corolla very large for the size of the plant, 3/4-1 in. diam. Ovary globose, subacute ; stigma globose. Fruit unknown.
(Attributions: IBIS Flora (Flora of British India))

Primula once again – indiantreepix | Google Groups: Mixed thread: 2 correct images.
Primula sp. May be P. griffithii, the other photo shows a carpet of
primula flowers, Near Bumla Pass (13000 ft- alt.)

CHECK Primula denticulata !

No, it is different. Can you post high res. images?

This is Primula pulchra Watt.

I find leaves of Primula pulchra Watt. to be different as per

The leaves change with time. In your photo they are very early; later they expand and become rounder and more dentate.


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