Primula glabra Klatt, Linnaea 37: 500 (1872);
Central & E. Himalaya to SE. Tibet: China South-Central, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Tibet as per POWO;
Common name: Hairless Primrose
Klatt in Linnoea xxxvii. 500 ; not mealy except the inflorescence, leaves 1/2-1 in. obovate-spathulate acute or obtuse erose or toothed, scape very slender loosely 3-fld., flowers sessile or shortly pedicelled, bracts short, calyx campanulate, lobes short obtuse equalling the corolla-tube, corolla mouth contracted, limb flat, lobes short 2-fid. Watt in Journ, Linn. Soc. ined.
SIKKIM HIMALAYA ; alt. 13-15,000 ft., J. D. H., Clarke, Watt. A very distinct species. Tufted.
Leaves rather thin, rigid when dry, often narrowed into a slender or broad petiole ; teeth horizontal or recurved. Scape 1-5 in. ; bracts subulate, 1/12 in., base gibbous. Corolla blue-purple, 1/4 in. diam. Cap¬sule oblong, included. Seeds obtusely-angled, 1/40 in. diam., coarsely papillose.—In foliage and habit this closely resembles P. pusilla, but the bracts are very different, and the mouth of the corolla is not bearded.
(Attributions: IBIS Flora (Flora of British India))
Primula glabra from Arunachal Pradesh: 2 images.
Primula glabra from Tawang district, Arunachal Pradesh.
POWO Catalogue of Life World Flora Online BSI Flora of India (Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim) Flora of China FOC illustration Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal Flowers of India India Biodiversity Portal IBIS Flora (Flora of British India) Plant illustrations Primula world alpinegardensociety