Primula geraniifolia Hook. fil., Fl. Brit. India 3: 484 (1882) (syn: Auganthus geraniifolius (Hook.f.) Soják; Primula humicola Balf.f. & Forrest);
Central & E. Himalaya to China (NW. Yunnan) and Myanmar: Assam, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Tibet as per POWO;
Common name: Geranium Primrose
Similar to but larger than P. vaginata–, leaves suborbicular in outline, 2.5-9.5cm diameter, base deeply cordate, sharply toothed and lobed up to 1/3 width, hairy, especially beneath; petiole 4-15mm, + shaggily pubescent, not sheathing at base; peduncle 14-40cm, pubescent, bearing an umbel (rarely 2 superposed umbels) of 2-7 flowers; pedicels 5-16mm; calyx reddish, campanulate, ribbed, 5-8mm, divided to middle into lanceolate teeth; corolla deep pink or red, tube 8-10mm, limb 10-15mm diameter, lobes emarginate; capsule + as long as calyx.
In Fir forests, 2740-3660m.
(Attributions: A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE and RGoB. 1999 as per Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)
Primula geraniifolia from Sikkim: 2 images.
Primula geraniifolia from Tsomgo Lake, Sikkim.
POWO Catalogue of Life World Flora Online BSI Flora of India (Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Sikkim, West Bengal) Flora of China Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal Flowers of India Bhutan Biodiversity Portal Primula world alpinegardensociety