Is a perennial growing to 20 cm in hight.
The leaf is oblanceolate, acuminate at base, glabrous, margin entire or
sometimes denticulate, apex obtuse.
Scapes reddish pubescent.
The calyx is outside pubescent and parted near base. Lobes lanceolate,
apex obtuse or acute.
Corolla is dark purple, formed like a bell, glabrous or pubescent
outside. The tube is slightly longer than the calyx, ad gradually expanding
upwards from base. Normally divided in five lobes, which are elliptic
the apex is deep incised-dentate.
Grows at open places in moist soil and moss-covered rocky slopes in
4.000-4.600 meter in S.E.Xizang (Mainling Xian, Medog Xian), where it is
The leaf is ovate to cordate and shallowly crenate. Towards the rib pubescent.
Corolla 3 to 4 cm long.
Petals deep violet-blue with cordate or dentate margin.
The plant is about 15 cm high.
It blooms early summer.
Grows in temperate areas in subalpine zones in grassland and thickets in Myanmar
The leaves are
broadly ovate to cordate, close covered with long hairs.
The corolla is 2 cm long, and it has 5 or 6 deep pink-purple petals.
The plant grows to a high of 10 to 15 cm and it blooms early summer.
Grows in very moist soil or bogs in 3.000 to 3.600 meter in Myanmar.
Is a perennial, who
grows to a high at 20 to 30 cm.
The leaves are broad ovate to oblong or almost rounded. Towards the margin the
veins and margin are covered with fulvous hairs, while they towards the rib only
is sparsely pubescent. The leaves are cordate at base, margin a little
undulate or serrate, the apex obtuse to rounded.
The calyx is broad bell shaped, parted near base, the lobes are lanceolate,
at outside pubescent, the margin occasionally dentate, the apex acute or
The corolla is rose-purple, funnel-formed, the lobes are ovate to
apex deep incised-dentate.
Grows in alpine areas in shrubs and grassy slopes in 3.300-4.000 meter in V.Yunnan, where it is endemic.
Is a perennial which,
can be 75 cm high .
The leaves are ovate-lanceolate. Towards the margin sparsely pubescent along
mid- and lateral veins, and towards the rib with long white hairs, cordulate
to rounded at base, margin entire, sometimes a little denticulate, apex
Calyx parted near base, lobes narrowly lanceolate to almost sublinear,
outside pubescent, and the apex is acute.
Corolla deep violet, the tube 3 times as long as the calyx, the limb is 4-6 cm
wide, lobes oblong to broadly obovate or elliptic, 2-lobed, margin entire to
Grows in margin of woodlands and shrubs in peaty soil at an altitude of
3.200-4.700 meter in S.E.Xizang, N.V.Yunnan and N.Myanmar.
Is a perennial at
about 40 cm in height.
The leaves are oblanceolate, tapered to base, glabrous, margin entire to
obscurely dentate, apex rounded to obtuse.
Calyx densely pubescent outside, and lobed near base. The lobes are lanceolate, margin sometimes dentate near the apex.
Corolla purple, funnel-formed, gradually enlarged upwards from base and
outside pubescent. The lobes are oblong to obovate, margin pubescent and
clearly serrate or dentate, and apex obscurely dentate .
It blooms in July.
Grows in Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sikkim and S.E.Xizang, in wet meadows at an
altitude of 3.800-4.000 meter.
Is a perennial at a
height of 15 to 65 cm.
The leaves are oblong, oblong-obovate or oblong-elliptic with glandular
ciliate margin. Towards the margin the ribs and veins are pubescent,
and glabrous towards the rib. At base almost cuneate to rounded or cordate, margin slightly undulate to remotely denticulate, apex obtuse.
Outside the calyx is densely pubescent, the lobes are lanceolate with
glandular ciliate margins. The apex is obtuse.
The corolla is dark purple, funnel-formed with sparsely glandular
pubescent. The tube gradually enlarged upward form base. The lobes are
elliptic or broad ovate or almost rounded, slightly pubescent at margin and
obscurely crenate. Apex 2-lobed.
Grows in gravely meadows and Rhododendron thickets in an altitude of 3.500-4.000 meter in N.V.Yunnan where it is endemic.
Is a 5 to 20 cm high
The leaves are broad ovate, pubescent along the veins towards the margin,
and with reddish hairs towards the rib. At base almost truncate to cordate,
the margin obscurely undulate, hairy, apex rounded to obtuse.
The calyx parted near base, the lobes are linear-lanceolate, hairy, apex
The corolla is deep indigo-purple or rose-purple. The tube is narrow
cylindrical, the limb is 2-3 cm wide. The lobe is broad ovate or oblong, the
Blooms in June or July.
Grows in gravely grassy slopes between shrubs in an altitude of 3.500-4.000 meter in S.V.Sichuan, E.Xizang and N.V.Yunnan where it is endemic.
The leaves are oblong
to broad ovate with an undulate crenate margin. Towards the rib hairy.
The corolla is red-purple.
The plant can be 20 to 35 cm high.
Blooms early summer.
Grows in grassy meadows in an altitude at about 4.000 meters in Myanmar.
Is a perennial at 10
to 60 cm in height.
The leaves are elliptic to oblong, tapered to base, glabrous or sparsely
pubescent, margin entire, apex rounded to acute.
The calyx is bell-shaped with glandular hairs, parted near base. The lobes
are lanceolate, the apex acute to obtuse.
The corolla is deep red to bluish purple. The tube is outside pubescent,
the limb 4-6 cm broad. The lobes are broad obovate to oblong, 2-lobed,
margin entire to incised-dentate.
Grows in margins of forests (Pinus) and Rhododendron thickets in an
altitude of 3.300-4.500 meter in S.V.Sichuan, E.Xizang and N.V.Yunnan,
where it is endemic.
Is a 10-30 cm high
The leaves are elliptic, pubescent along the veins towards the margin,
and sparsely haired towards the rib. At base attenuate, margin entire or
nearly so, apex obtuse or rounded.
The calyx, who has fulvous hairs outside, is parted near base in 6 lobes.
The lobes are lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, apex obtuse to acute.
The corolla is purple, glandular pubescent outside. The tube is gradually
enlarged upwards from base. The lobes are oblong or almost ovate, now and
then with clearly crenate or dentate apex.
Blooms in July.
Grows in alpine shrubs in an altitude at about 4.000 meter in S.E.Xizang (Bomi Xian),
where it is endemic.
Is a perennial, which
in the description can reach a height at 80 cm. The one we have in our
garden has never been so high, it's max. about 25 cm.
The leaves are oblanceolate to oblong or obovate,
haired, at base normally gradually enlarged, but now and then almost
rounded or cordate, margin entire to very obscurely crenate, apex obtuse.
The calyx is fulvous pubescent outside, parted near base in 6 to 8
The lobes are lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, apex obtuse.
The corolla is deep indigo-blue, undulate. The tube is cylindrical with
brownish glandular pubescent outside and with 6 to 8 lobes. The lobes are
variable, mostly obovate to elliptic with slightly or deeply emarginate
Grows in damp meadows among shrubs in an altitude of 2.200 to 4.600 meter
in S.Gansu in N.- and V.Sichuan and in N.Yunnan, in which areas it is
List of synomyms
= Omphalogramma delavayi
Omphalogramma elwesianum var. assamicum = Omphalogramma elwesianum
Omphalogramma engleri = Omphalogramma vinciflorum
Omphalogramma franchetti = Omphalogramma souliei
Omphalogramma rockii = Omphalogrmma vinciflorum
Omphalogramma souliei var. pubescens = Omphalogramma souliei
Omphalogramma vinceiflora = Omphalogramma vinciflorum
Omphalogramma vinciflora = Omphalogramma vinciflorum
Omphalogramma viola-grandis = Omphalogramma vinciflorum
Primula delavayi = Omphalogramma delavayi
Primula elwesianum = Omphalogramma elwesianum
Primula engleri = Omphalogramma vinciflorum
Primula franchetti = Omphalogramma souliei
Primula vinciflora = Omphalogramma vinciflorum
Primula viola-grandis = Omphalogramma vinciflorum