Primula dickieana Watt, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 20(123–124): 9, pl. 8A 1882. (syn: Primula dickieana var. chlorops W.W. Sm. & Forrest; Primula dickieana var. pantlingii (Kingdon-Ward) W.W. Sm.; Primula pantlingii Kingdon-Ward);
Common name: Dickie’s Primrose
Similar to P. kingii but flowers fewer, mostly 1-6 on spreading pedicels 2-7mmj (up to 25mm in fruit, then erect); calyx 8-10mm; corolla yellowish-white or purplish usually with a yellow or orange eye, c 2 x length of calyx, hairy within, limb 2-2.8cm diameter, lobes obovate-elliptic, bilobed.
Bogggy ground and marshes in alpine pastures and Rhododendron scrub.
(Attributions- A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE and RGoB. 1999 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)
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Thought it would be useful to post this image, taken by Alastair McKelvie, former Editor of the Scottish Rock Garden Journal during a trek he led in Sikkim some 20 years ago.
This species is recorded from boggy ground and marshes in alpine pastures and Rhododendron scrub @ 3200-4260m in Sikkim and Bhutan.
The corolla is typically yellowish-white or purplish usually with a yellow or orange eye.
Hopefully, any members who get the opportunity to trek in Sikkim (it flowers May to August) or Bhutan at the right time of year might secure more and better images thanks to the wonders of our digital cameras.