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A primula : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
A yellow Primula from Sela Pass, Arunachal Pradesh, alt. 12,000
ft.
Species id. requested


Is it Primula elaitor?


I can state with certainty that this is not Primula elatior! The ‘Oxlip’ has a wide distribution (with 8 subspecies being recognised) but occurs in
the wild nowhere near to the Himalaya.
The photo is not good – not close-up to show the flowers or foliage well with the exposure off (exposing correctly for yellow-flowered plants is not easy).
I do not have any immediate ideas. Complicated by this being an especially rich area for Primulas esp. ones I am not familiar with, so may struggle to help much
beyond saying what it is not.


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