Primula primulina (Spreng.) H. Hara, J. Jap. Bot. 37(4): 99 1962. (syn: Aleuritia pusilla (Wall.) J. Sojak; Androsace primulina Spreng.; Androsace primuloides D. Don; Primula humilis Steud.; Primula pusilla Wall.; Primula pusilla var. flabellata W.W. Sm.);
S-Tibet, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sikkim, Chumbi, Pakistani Kashmir (Karakorum),
China (Sichuan) as per Catalogue of Life;
Dwarf herb often forming extensive patches. Leaves forming a basal rosette surrounded by dead leaves. Leaves spathulate to oblanceolate, 0.8-1.8 x o.3-0.5cm, acute, base attenuate, margin pinnatifid-dentate, efarinose, scabrid-pubescent on both surfaces. Peduncle slender, 1.5-7cm, sparsely farinose above, bearing a head of (1-)2-5 subsessile flowers; bracts linear-lanceolate, c 4mm. Calyx campanulate, 3-5mm, divided to middle into triangular teeth, tube 5-6mm, whitish puberlous externally, throat occluded by a dense tuft of white hairs, limb 8-10mm diameter, lobes obcordate, emarginate. Capsule ovoid, ± as long as calyx.
Peaty hummrocks and grassy banks in alpine meadows, on marshy valley floor or on cliffs and rocky slopes.
(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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An image scanned in from a slide taken in the extreme East of Nepal close to the border with Sikkim
photographed during the British & Royal Nepalese Army Expedition to Mt. Kirat Chuli in 1985 by
Dr Peter Curzon.