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Primula malacoides (Fairy primula)

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Primula
Species: P. malacoides
Binominal name: Primula malacoides
Synonyms; Primula delicate, Primula forbesii subsp. delicate, Primula malacoides subsp. pseudomalacoides, Primula pseudomalacoides
Common name: Fairy primula

Primula malacoides is species of Primula in the family Primulaceae. It is one of many species that are valued for their ornamental flowers. Primulas have been extensively cultivated and hybridised for many hundreds of years. Primulas are native to the temperate northern hemisphere, south into tropical mountains in Ethiopia, Indonesia and New Guinea, and in temperate southern South America. Almost half of the known species are from the Himalayas Primula has about 500 species in traditional treatments, and more if related genera are included within its circumscription.
Late winter or early spring Primula malacoides flowers appear in spherical umbels on stout stems arising from basal rosettes of leaves. Flowers can be purple, yellow, red, pink, blue, or white.


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