Primula cuneifolia subsp. cuneifolia

Synonyms: Primula cuneifolia var. dubyi Pax Primula cuneifolia var. elongata E. A. Busch
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 297. Mentioned on page 287, 298.

Plants 8–15 cm, (elongating in fruit). Leaf blades 3–6 × 0.8–1 cm. Inflorescences 3–9-flowered. Flowers heterostylous; corolla lobes 12–25 mm. 2n = 22.

Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Moist meadows on acidic bedrock
Elevation: 0-100 m


Subspecies cuneifolia is generally taller and more robust than subsp. saxifragifolia. It is known in Alaska from the outermost Aleutian Islands of Attu and Agattu; in Asia it occurs south through the Pacific Rim to the northern Japanese Islands. This subspecies predominates in Asia; the homostylous one occurs there only as rare outliers. The situation is reversed in Alaska, where the homostylous taxon is geographically widespread as far south as Vancouver Island.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

Sylvia Kelso +
Ledebour +
Alaska +  and Asia. +
0-100 m +
Moist meadows on acidic bedrock +
Flowering summer. +
Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. St. Pétersbourg Hist. Acad. +
Primula cuneifolia var. dubyi +  and Primula cuneifolia var. elongata +
Primula cuneifolia subsp. cuneifolia +
Primula cuneifolia +
subspecies +