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|Family: Primulaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Primula||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Primula subalpina (Eastw.) Mast & Reveal
Habit: Plant glabrous, +- red except leaf blades; roots +- red, rice-like bulblets many. Stem: 10--20 cm. Leaf: 3--10 cm; blade oblanceolate, tapered to petiole, entire. Inflorescence: 1--5-flowered. Flower: corolla lobes generally 5--9 mm, magenta to white; filament tube 2--3.5 mm, anthers 3--4 mm, connective smooth (to longitudinally wrinkled when dry) or transversely wrinkled, maroon to black; stigma +- not enlarged. Fruit: circumscissile. Chromosomes: 2n=66.
Ecology: Moist places, often shaded; Elevation: 2100--4000 m. Bioregional Distribution: c&s SNH. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug Note: Evidently a high elevation ecotype, but possibly more appropriately treated as a variety of Primula hendersonii, for which the name Dodecatheon hendersonii var. yosemitanum H. Mason is available to serve as the basionym of a combination in Primula.
Synonyms: Dodecatheon subalpinum Eastw.; Dodecatheon hendersonii A. Gray var. yosemitanum H. Mason
eFlora Treatment Author: Thomas J. Rosatti & Sylvia Kelso
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Previous taxon: Primula pauciflora
Next taxon: Primula suffrutescens
Citation for this treatment: Thomas J. Rosatti & Sylvia Kelso 2017. Primula subalpina, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, Revision 1, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=98395, accessed on April 29, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on April 29, 2017.