Primula obliqua W. W. Sm., Trans. Bot. Soc. Edinburgh 26: 119 (1913);
Central & E. Himalaya to S. Tibet: East Himalaya, Nepal, Tibet as per POWO;
Common name: Himalayan White Primrose
Deciduous herb with large winter resting-buds. Bud scales persistent at flowering, ovate, 2-6cm, imbricate, reddish, often farinose. Leaves oblanceolate, 10-20 x 2-5cm, obtuse or subacute, base tapering into winged petiole, margin crenate-serrate or subentire. Peduncle 25-45cm in flower (-60cm in fruit), bearing a single umbel of 4-9 flowers; bracts subulate, up to 1cm; pedicels 1-3cm, densely farinose. Calyx campanulate, 7-12mm, divided at least to middle into oblong obtuse teeth, farinose. Corolla white or creamy, sometimes pinkish or orange in centre, tube 1-1.5cm, farinose within, limb 2-3cm diameter, lobes broadly obovate, deeply emarginate, 2 posterior lobes usually reflexed. Capsule usually longer than calyx.
Moist alpine meadows and marshes, often amongst rhododendrons.
(Attributions: A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE and RGoB. 1999 as per Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)
Primula obliqua from Arunachal Pradesh: 2 images.
Primula obliqua from Tawang district, Arunachal Pradesh.
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