Primula malacoides Franch.

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Primula malacoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba.

Primula malacoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba.

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Common names: Baby primula (English) Fairy primula (English)
Status: Introduced
Annual scapose herb. Leaves toothed with a cordate base. Inflorescence of vertically arranged umbels. Flowers with rose to lavender or white flowers and many variants in cultivation.
Notes: Included on the basis of the 2002 draft Zimbabwean checklist by Mapaure and Timberlake. However, it was not included in the final (2004) version.
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Habitat: Commonly cultivated in gardens and (rarely) escaping
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Worldwide distribution: China
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Images last updated: Tuesday 18 September 2007

Maroyi, A. (2006). Preliminary checklist of introduced and naturalized plants in Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(2) Page 236.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Primula malacoides

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Primula malacoides
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Primula malacoides
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Primula malacoides
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Primula malacoides
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iNaturalist: Primula malacoides
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Primula malacoides
JSTOR Plant Science: Primula malacoides
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Primula malacoides
Plants of the World Online: Primula malacoides
Tropicos: Primula malacoides
Wikipedia: Primula malacoides

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Primula malacoides., retrieved 11 December 2023

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