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This species is accepted, and its native range is Turkey to Afghanistan.

[FIQ]

Ghazanfar, S. A. & Edmondson, J. R (Eds). (2014) Flora of Iraq, Volume 5 Part 2: Lythraceae to Campanulaceae.

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous perennial herb
Morphology Leaves
Leaves elliptic to oblong-spathulate or oblanceolate, 3–16 × ± 4 cm, base cuneate into a short petiole, apex obtuse or subacute, membranous, margins denticulate or almost entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape 4–40 cm, longer than leaves,
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers numerous, umbellate, in a dense head
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts linear-lanceolate, acuminate, base auriculate, usually shorter than pedicels
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels shorter than to as long as calyx
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx campanulate, 5–6 mm long, lobes lanceolate, subacute, purplish
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pink, violet or lilac, tube ± twice as long as the calyx; limb 15–20 mm across, lobes obcordate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ovoid, 5-valved, slightly longer than calyx.
Ecology
In wet places on marshy turf, wet grassy places by a lake; alt. 1800–3000 m
Phenology
April.
Distribution
Turkey, Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Tien Shan mts.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, North Caucasus, Transcaucasus, Turkey

Primula auriculata Lam. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Tabl. Encycl. 1: 429 (1793)

Accepted by

  • Ghazanfar, S.A. & Edmondson, J.R. (eds.) (2013). Flora of Iraq 5(2): 1-349. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) in Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2012). Konspectus Flora Kavkaza 3(2): 1-623. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1978). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 6: 1-825. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.

Literature

Flora of Iraq

  • Wendelbo in Rech. f., Fl. Iranica 9: 8 (1965).
  • Blakelock, Kew Bull. 4 : 4519 (1950);
  • Zohary  in Dep. Agr. Iraq Bull. 31: 115 (1950);
  • Lam., Ill. Gen. 1 : 429, no. 1931 (1791);
  • Nábělek in Publ. Fac. Sci. Univ. Masaryk 70: 10 (1926);
  • Boiss., Fl. Orient. 4 : 28 (1875);

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) in Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2012). Konspectus Flora Kavkaza 3(2): 1-623. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1978). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 6: 1-825. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.

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